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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Low
Score 3.6/10


FreeBSD 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, and 7.2 does not enforce permissions on the SIOCSIFINFO_IN6 IOCTL, which allows local users to modify or disable IPv6 network interfaces, as demonstrated by modifying the MTU.

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE

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

  • Published