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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 7/10


IBM Spectrum Scale 4.1.1.x before and 4.2.x before and General Parallel File System (GPFS) 3.5.x before and 4.1.x before allow local users to gain privileges via crafted command-line parameters to a /usr/lpp/mmfs/bin/ setuid program.

  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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