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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


Fastweb FASTGate 1.0.1b devices allow partial authentication bypass by changing a certain check_pwd return value from 0 to 1. An attack does not achieve administrative control of a device; however, the attacker can view all of the web pages of the administration console.

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  • HIGH
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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