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CWE - 640 : Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password

CWE Definition
Number of vulnerabilities: 18
Description The software contains a mechanism for users to recover or change their passwords without knowing the original password, but the mechanism is weak.It is common for an application to have a mechanism that provides a means for a user to gain access to their account in the event they forget their password. Very often the password recovery mechanism is weak, which has the effect of making it more likely that it would be possible for a person other than the legitimate system user to gain access to that user's account.
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