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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


A flaw was found in Keycloaks OpenID Connect user authentication, which may incorrectly authenticate requests. An authenticated attacker who could obtain information from a user request within the same realm could use that data to impersonate the victim and generate new session tokens. This issue could impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This issue affects versions prior to 21.0.1.

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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