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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


IBM FlashSystem 900 product GUI allows a specially crafted attack to bypass the authentication requirements of the system, resulting in the ability to remotely change the superuser password. This can be used by an attacker to gain administrative control or to deny service. IBM X-Force ID: 150296.

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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