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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


A write protection and execution bypass vulnerability in McAfee (now Intel Security) Application Control (MAC) 6.1.0 for Linux and earlier allows authenticated users to change binaries that are part of the Application Control whitelist and allows execution of binaries via specific conditions.

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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

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