Pimcore before 6.2.2 allow attackers to brute-force (guess) valid usernames by using the ‘forgot password’ functionality as it returns distinct messages for invalid password and non-existing users.
The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.
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Common protection mechanisms include:
Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
Consider using libraries with authentication capabilities such as OpenSSL or the ESAPI Authenticator. [REF-45]