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Improper Authentication

CVE-2021-20598

Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10

Summary

Overly Restrictive Account Lockout Mechanism vulnerability in Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R series CPU modules (R08/16/32/120SFCPU all versions, R08/16/32/120PSFCPU all versions) allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to lockout a legitimate user by continuously trying login with incorrect password.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published