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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


The currency dispenser of NCR SelfSev ATMs running APTRA XFS 05.01.00 or earlier does not adequately authenticate session key generation requests from the host computer, allowing an attacker with physical access to internal ATM components to issue valid commands to dispense currency by generating a new session key that the attacker knows.

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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