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Incorrect Authorization


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


NATS nats-server in versions 2.2.0 through 2.9.22, and 2.10.0 through 2.10.1 has an authentication bypass. An implicit "$G" user in an authorization block can sometimes be used for unauthenticated access, even when the intention of the configuration was for each user to have an account.

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CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

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