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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2016-6449

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

A vulnerability in the system management of certain FireAMP system processes in Cisco FireAMP Connector Endpoint software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to stop certain protected FireAMP processes without requiring a password. Stopping certain critical processes could cause a denial of service (DoS) condition, and certain security features could no longer be available. More Information: CSCvb40597. Known Affected Releases: 1.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • 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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published