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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Gitea before 1.8.0 allows 1FA for user accounts that have completed 2FA enrollment. If a user's credentials are known, then an attacker could send them to the API without requiring the 2FA one-time password.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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