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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


LXD before 2.0.2 uses world-readable permissions for /var/lib/lxd/zfs.img when setting up a loop based ZFS pool, which allows local users to copy and read data from arbitrary containers via unspecified vectors.

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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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