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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


Sulu is an open-source PHP content management system based on the Symfony framework. In affected versions, 2.0.0-RC1 through 2.2.17, 2.3.0-RC1 through 2.3.7, and 2.4.0-RC1 Sulu users who have access to any subset of the admin UI are able to elevate their privilege. Over the API it was possible for them to give themselves permissions to areas which they did not already had. This issue was introduced in 2.0.0-RC1 with the new ProfileController putAction. For users unable to upgrade the only known workaround is to apply a patch to the ProfileController manually.

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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

  • Published