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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2013-4577

Severity Low
Score 2.1/10

Summary

A certain Debian patch for GNU GRUB uses world-readable permissions for grub.cfg, which allows local users to obtain password hashes, as demonstrated by reading the password_pbkdf2 directive in the file.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • 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