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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


An issue was discovered in Ivanti Avalanche for all versions between 5.3 and 6.2. The impacted products used a single shared key encryption model to encrypt data. A user with access to system databases can use the discovered key to access potentially confidential stored data, which may include Wi-Fi passwords. This discovered key can be used for all instances of the product.

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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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