Skip to main content

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 6.3/10


chef-server-api/app/controllers/users.rb in the API in Chef before 0.9.0.b02 does not require administrative privileges for the create, destroy, and update methods, which allows remote authenticated users to manage user accounts via requests to the /users URI.

  • LOW
  • LOW
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • LOW
  • LOW

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