Lucent VitalNet could allow an attacker to gain unauthorized access

vitalnet-unauth-access (7936) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

VitalNet could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the Web server, caused by a vulnerability in VitalNet's cookie-based authentication mechanism. If a remote attacker can guess the name of a valid user, access would be granted to the attacker without requiring a password.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Lucent Technologies, Inc. VitalSuite Security Bulletin #00201. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Lucent VitalNet 8.0

Reported:

Jan 18, 2002

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