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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


IBM Security Access Manager for Web 7.0.0, 8.0.0, and 9.0.0 could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper content validation. By persuading a victim to open specially-crafted content, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass validation and load a page with malicious content.

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  • HIGH
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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published