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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


IBM Sterling File Gateway does not properly restrict user requests based on permission level. This allows for users to update data related to other users, by manipulating the parameters passed in the POST request. IBM X-Force ID: 126060.

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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

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