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Improper Authentication

CVE-2021-21564

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

Dell OpenManage Enterprise versions prior to 3.6.1 contain an improper authentication vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker may potentially exploit this vulnerability to hijack an elevated session or perform unauthorized actions by sending malformed data.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

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