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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10


A security issue was found in UniFi Protect controller v1.14.10 and earlier.The authentication in the UniFi Protect controller API was using “x-token” improperly, allowing attackers to use the API to send authenticated messages without a valid token.This vulnerability was fixed in UniFi Protect v1.14.11 and newer.This issue does not impact UniFi Cloud Key Gen 2 plus.This issue does not impact UDM-Pro customers with UniFi Protect stopped.Affected Products:UDM-Pro firmware 1.7.2 and earlier.UNVR firmware 1.3.12 and earlier.Mitigation:Update UniFi Protect to v1.14.11 or newer version; the UniFi Protect controller can be updated through your UniFi OS settings.Alternatively, you can update UNVR and UDM-Pro to:- UNVR firmware to 1.3.15 or newer.- UDM-Pro firmware to 1.8.0 or newer.

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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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