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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 9/10


The server-request receiver function of Shockwall system has an improper authentication vulnerability. An authenticated attacker of an agent computer within the local area network can use the local registry information to launch server-side request forgery (SSRF) attack on another agent computer, resulting in arbitrary code execution for controlling the system or disrupting service.

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  • HIGH
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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