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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


rsync, when running in daemon mode, does not properly call setgroups before dropping privileges, which could provide supplemental group privileges to local users, who could then read certain files that would otherwise be disallowed.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published