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Missing Authentication for Critical Function


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


In SapphireIMS 5.0, it is possible to take over an account by sending a request to the Save_Password form as shown in POC. Notice that we do not require a JSESSIONID in this request and can reset any user’s password by changing the username to that user and password to base64(desired password).

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

CWE-306 - Missing Authentication for Critical Function

The software does not perform any authentication for functionality that requires a provable user identity or consumes a significant amount of resources.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published