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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


PingID Windows Login prior to 2.8 does not authenticate communication with a local Java service used to capture security key requests. An attacker with the ability to execute code on the target machine maybe able to exploit and spoof the local Java service using multiple attack vectors. A successful attack can lead to code executed as SYSTEM by the PingID Windows Login application, or even a denial of service for offline security key authentication.

  • HIGH
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  • NONE
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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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