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Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


An issue was discovered in Absolute Software CTES Windows Agent through The security permissions on the %ProgramData%\CTES folder and sub-folders may allow write access to low-privileged user accounts. This allows unauthorized replacement of service program executable (EXE) or dynamically loadable library (DLL) files, causing elevated (SYSTEM) user access. Configuration control files or data files under this folder could also be similarly modified to affect service process behavior.

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CWE-732 - Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published