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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


Insecure access control in freeSSHd version 1.3.1 allows attackers to obtain the privileges of the freesshd.exe process by leveraging the ability to login to an unprivileged account on the server.

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  • HIGH
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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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