Beware of Short Session IDs on Acme Transmitter Devices!

CVECVE-2023-42769
CVSScvssV3_1: 9.8
SourceCVE-2023-42769

The Acme transmitter devices are vulnerable to session hijacking attacks due to the use of short session IDs for user authentication. Attackers can exploit this by using brute force techniques to guess valid session IDs and bypass the authentication process.

Session IDs are generated by web applications and servers to identify users during an active session, usually when they are logged into a website or service. They should be long, unique and random strings to make them difficult to predict or guess. However, if the session IDs are too short, attackers can use automated programs to try different combinations rapidly and eventually obtain a valid ID.

Once a valid session is obtained, the attacker will be able to impersonate the legitimate user and access their account without knowing the login credentials like username and password. They can then manipulate settings, view private information or even conduct fraudulent activities undetected.

The affected Acme transmitter devices are using session IDs that are short enough to be vulnerable to brute force attacks. Users should contact Acme support and ask them to implement longer and more secure session IDs to close this security loophole. In the meantime, users should log out of their accounts properly after use to avoid leaving active sessions open to exploitation. Regular password changes are also recommended as an added precaution.

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