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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


An issue was discovered in rConfig 3.9.3. The install script updates the /etc/sudoers file for rconfig specific tasks. After an "rConfig specific Apache configuration" update, apache has high privileges for some binaries. This can be exploited by an attacker to bypass local security restrictions.

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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