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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


In Phoenix Contact FL SWITCH Series 2xxx in version 3.00 an incorrect privilege assignment allows an low privileged user to enable full access to the device configuration.

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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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