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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


The Open Microscopy Environment OMERO.server version 5.4.0 to 5.4.6 contains an Improper Access Control vulnerability in User management that can result in administrative user with privilege restrictions logging in as a more powerful administrator. This attack appear to be exploitable via Use user administration privilege to set the password of a more powerful administrator. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in 5.4.7.

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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