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Improper Privilege Management

CVE-2020-6971

Severity Medium
Score 4.6/10

Summary

In Emerson ValveLink v12.0.264 to v13.4.118, a vulnerability in the ValveLink software may allow a local, unprivileged, trusted insider to escalate privileges due to insecure configuration parameters.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL
  • PARTIAL

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published