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Incorrect Default Permissions


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


In Opencast before 7.6 and 8.1, users with the role ROLE_COURSE_ADMIN can use the user-utils endpoint to create new users not including the role ROLE_ADMIN. ROLE_COURSE_ADMIN is a non-standard role in Opencast which is referenced neither in the documentation nor in any code (except for tests) but only in the security configuration. From the name – implying an admin for a specific course – users would never expect that this role allows user creation. This issue is fixed in 7.6 and 8.1 which both ship a new default security configuration.

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CWE-276 - Incorrect Default Permissions

During installation, installed file permissions are set to allow anyone to modify those files.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published