Improper Privilege Management
Amazon AWS amazon-ssm-agent before 3.1.1208.0 creates a world-writable sudoers file, which allows local attackers to inject Sudo rules and escalate privileges to root. This occurs in certain situations involving a race condition.
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.