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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


A vulnerability in the authentication mechanism of Brocade Fabric OS versions before Brocade Fabric OS v.9.0.1a, v8.2.3a and v7.4.2h could allow a user to Login with empty password, and invalid password through telnet, ssh and REST.

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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

  • Published