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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


A vulnerability in the interdevice communications interface of the Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) Universal Media Services (UMS) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to modify configuration parameters of the UMS and cause the system to become unavailable. Affected Products: This vulnerability affects Cisco IPICS releases 4.8(1) to 4.10(1). More Information: CSCva46644. Known Affected Releases: 4.10(1) 4.8(1) 4.8(2) 4.9(1) 4.9(2).

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  • HIGH
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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