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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Networking OS10, versions prior to October 2021 with RESTCONF API enabled, contains an authentication bypass vulnerability. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access and perform actions on the affected system.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • 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