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Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

CVE-2022-22496

Severity Medium
Score 5.3/10

Summary

While a user account for the IBM Spectrum Protect Server 8.1.0.000 through 8.1.14 is being established, it may be configured to use SESSIONSECURITY=TRANSITIONAL. While in this mode, it may be susceptible to an offline dictionary attack. IBM X-Force ID: 226942.

  • HIGH
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-307 - Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published