Improper Privilege Management
An issue was discovered in CipherMail Community Gateway and Professional/Enterprise Gateway 1.0.1 through 4.7.1-0 and CipherMail Webmail Messenger 1.1.1 through 3.1.1-0. Attackers with administrative access to the web interface have multiple options to escalate their privileges to the Unix root account.
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.