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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A security vulnerability in cookie handling in the http stack implementation in NDSD in Novell eDirectory before 9.0.1 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging predictable cookies.

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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

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