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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


The iBMC (Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller) of some Huawei servers have a privilege escalation vulnerability. A remote attacker may send some specially crafted login messages to the affected products. Due to improper authentication design, successful exploit enables low privileged users to get or modify passwords of highly privileged users.

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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