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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


Ubiquiti Networks EdgeOS version and prior suffer from an Improper Privilege Management vulnerability due to the lack of validation on the input of the Feature functionality. An attacker with access to an operator (read-only) account and ssh connection to the devices could escalate privileges to admin (root) access in the system.

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  • HIGH
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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published