Oblix NetPoint account lockout bypass could allow brute force password guessing attempts

netpoint-account-lockout-bypass (8461) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


Oblix NetPoint could allow a remote attacker to bypass the account lockout feature and use brute force techniques to obtain access to the account. An account enters a temporary locked state after repeated login attempts with the wrong password. Once an account's locked state has ended, it cannot re-enter the locked state until after the next valid login, making it vulnerable to a brute force password guessing attack.


Bypass Security


Contact Oblix Customer Care for upgrade or patch information. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Mar 14 2002 - 02:21:02 CST: Account Lockout Vulnerability in Oblix NetPoint v5.2.
  • Oblix Web site: Contact Oblix Customer Care.
  • BID-4288: Oblix NetPoint Account Lock Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0453: The account lockout capability in Oblix NetPoint 5.2 and earlier only locks out users once for the specified lockout period, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute force password guessing by waiting until the lockout period ends, then guessing passwords without being locked out again.
  • OSVDB ID: 14411: Oblix NetPoint Account Lockout Weakness

Platforms Affected:

  • Oblix NetPoint 5.2


Mar 14, 2002

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