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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


A failure in resetting the security context in some transaction actions in Neo4j Graph Database 4.2 and 4.3 could allow authenticated users to execute commands with elevated privileges.

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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

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