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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The Symantec Advanced Secure Gateway (ASG) and ProxySG web management consoles are susceptible to an authentication bypass vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary CLI commands, view/modify the appliance configuration and policy, and shutdown/restart the appliance.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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