Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
CodeAvalanche FreeForum stores sensitive information under the web root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to download the database file containing the password via a direct request for _private/CAForum.mdb. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
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.