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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Thales nShield Connect hardware models 500, 1500, 6000, 500+, 1500+, and 6000+ before 11.72 allows physically proximate attackers to sign arbitrary data with previously loaded signing keys, extract the device identification key [KNETI] and impersonate the nShield Connect device on a network, affect the integrity and confidentiality of newly created keys, and potentially cause other unspecified impacts using previously loaded keys by connecting to the USB port on the front panel.

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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