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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 8.1/10


Media Origination System Suite Software 2.6 and earlier in Cisco Virtual Media Packager (VMP) allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and make arbitrary Platform and Applications Manager (PAM) API calls via unspecified vectors, aka Bug ID CSCuz52110.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published