Improper Privilege Management
The Apache Log4j hotpatch package before log4j-cve-2021-44228-hotpatch-1.1-13 didn’t mimic the permissions of the JVM being patched, allowing it to escalate privileges.
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.