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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10


An issue was discovered on Samsung mobile devices with N(7.x) and O(8.x) software. When biometric authentication is disabled, an attacker can view Streams content (e.g., a Gallery slideshow) of a locked Secure Folder via a connection to an external device. The Samsung ID is SVE-2018-11766 (August 2018).

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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

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