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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 5.1/10


The JIT compiler in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Gold and SP1, 3.5.1, and 4.0, when IsJITOptimizerDisabled is false, does not properly handle expressions related to null strings, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass intended access restrictions, and consequently execute arbitrary code, in opportunistic circumstances by leveraging a crafted application, as demonstrated by (1) a crafted XAML browser application (aka XBAP), (2) a crafted ASP.NET application, or (3) a crafted .NET Framework application, aka ".NET Framework JIT Optimization Vulnerability."

  • HIGH
  • 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