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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.1/10


Authentication is globally bypassed in versions 0.0.0-20160722212129-ac0cc4484ad4 through 0.0.0-20200131092842-f6d0792ec349 if "ListenAndServe" is called with an empty token.

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  • HIGH
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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