CVE-2021-27215 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in genua genugate before 9.0 Z p19, 9.1.x through 9.6.x before 9.6 p7, and 10.x before 10.1 p4. The Web Interfaces (Admin, Userweb, Sidechannel) can use different methods to perform the authentication of a user. A specific authentication method during login does not check the provided data (when a certain manipulation occurs) and returns OK for any authentication request. This allows an attacker to login to the admin panel as a user of his choice, e.g., the root user (with highest privileges) or even a non-existing user.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://kunde.genua.de/en/overview/genugate.html Patch  Vendor Advisory 
https://sec-consult.com/vulnerability-lab/advisory/authentication-bypass-genua-genugate/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.genua.de/en/it-security-solutions/high-resistance-firewall-genugate Product 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-27215
NVD Published Date:
03/03/2021
NVD Last Modified:
03/25/2021
Source:
MITRE