Microsoft BackOffice Server allows attacker to bypass authentication for Web administration pages

backoffice-bypass-authentication (8862) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Microsoft BackOffice Server does not properly check for credentials when accessing the Web administration pages. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by using a specially-crafted GET request to bypass authentication and gain access to the administration pages.


Bypass Security


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Microsoft Technical Article Q316838. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft BackOffice 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice 5.0


Apr 17, 2002

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