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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The logcheck function in in AlienVault OSSIM before 5.3.1, when an action has been created, and USM before 5.3.1 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and consequently obtain sensitive information, modify the application, or execute arbitrary code as root via an "AV Report Scheduler" HTTP User-Agent header.

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  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • 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

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