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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


In “Dolibarr” application, v3.3.beta1_20121221 before v14.0.0 have “Modify” access for admin level users to change other user’s details but fails to validate already existing “Login” name, while renaming the user “Login”. This leads to complete account takeover of the victim user. This happens since the password gets overwritten for the victim user having a similar login name.

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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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