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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


The lockscreen on Elephone P9000 devices (running Android 6.0) allows physically proximate attackers to bypass a wrong-PIN lockout feature by pressing backspace after each PIN guess.

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  • HIGH

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