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Improper Authentication


Severity Low
Score 3.7/10


An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt in versions before 3002.8, 3003 prior to 3003.4, 3004 prior to 3004.1. A minion authentication denial of service can cause a MiTM attacker to force a minion process to stop by impersonating a master.

  • HIGH
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  • LOW

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