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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10


hald in Sun OpenSolaris snv_51 through snv_130 does not have the proc_audit privilege during unspecified attempts to write to the auditing log, which makes it easier for physically proximate attackers to avoid detection of changes to the set of connected hardware devices supporting the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) specification.

  • LOW
  • 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