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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


In EMC Avamar Server Software 7.3.1-125, 7.3.0-233, 7.3.0-226, 7.2.1-32, 7.2.1-31, 7.2.0-401, an unauthenticated remote attacker may potentially bypass the authentication process to gain access to the system maintenance page. This may be exploited by an attacker to view sensitive information, perform software updates, or run maintenance workflows.

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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