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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


"Vert.x STOMP" is a "vert.x" implementation of the "STOMP" specification that provides a "STOMP" server and client. Versions 3.1.0 through 3.9.15, and 4.0.0.milestone1 through 4.4.1, a "Vert.x STOMP" server processes client "STOMP" frames without checking that the client sends an initial "CONNECT" frame and replied with a successful "CONNECTED" frame. The client can subscribe to a destination or publish message without prior authentication. Any "Vert.x STOMP" server configured with an authentication handler is impacted.

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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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