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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


A vulnerability exists in certain AOS-CX switch models which could allow an attacker with access to the recovery console to bypass normal authentication. A successful exploit allows an attacker to bypass system authentication and achieve total switch compromise in ArubaOS-CX Switches version(s): AOS-CX 10.10.xxxx: 10.10.0002 and below, AOS-CX 10.09.xxxx: 10.09.1030 and below, AOS-CX 10.08.xxxx: 10.08.1070 and below, AOS-CX 10.06.xxxx: 10.06.0210 and below. Aruba has released upgrades for ArubaOS-CX Switch Devices that address this security vulnerability.

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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

  • Published