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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.3/10


IBM DataPower Gateway 2018.4.1.0 through 2018.4.1.8 could allow an authenticated user to bypass security restrictions, and continue to access the server even after authentication certificates have been revolked. IBM X-Force ID: 174961.

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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

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