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Improper Authentication


Severity Low
Score 3.3/10


IBM Spectrum Copy Data Management Admin through could allow a local attacker to bypass authentication restrictions, caused by the lack of proper session management. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the Spectrum Copy Data Management catalog which contains metadata. IBM X-Force ID: 223718.

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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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