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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 5.8/10


Tor before, when ControlPort is enabled, does not properly restrict commands to localhost port 9051, which allows remote attackers to modify the torrc configuration file, compromise anonymity, and have other unspecified impact via HTTP POST data containing commands without valid authentication, as demonstrated by an HTML form (1) hosted on a web site or (2) injected by a Tor exit node.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

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