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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in LemonLDAP::NG (aka lemonldap-ng) through 2.0.13. When using the RESTServer plug-in to operate a REST password validation service (for another LemonLDAP::NG instance, for example) and using the Kerberos authentication method combined with another method with the Combination authentication plug-in, any password will be recognized as valid for an existing user.

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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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