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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on vulnerable installations of NetGain Systems Enterprise Manager 7.2.699 build 1001. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the MainFilter servlet. The issue results from the lack of proper string matching inside the doFilter method. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of Administrator. Was ZDI-CAN-5099.

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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