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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2013-0651

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

The Portal installation process in GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy Real-Time Information Portal stores sensitive information under the web root with insufficient access control, which allows remote attackers to read configuration files, and discover data-source credentials, via a direct request.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published