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Incorrect Authorization


Severity High
Score 7.2/10


In Progress WS_FTP Server before 8.8, it is possible for a host administrator to elevate their privileges via the administrative interface due to insufficient authorization controls applied on user modification workflows.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-863 - Incorrect Authorization

Authorization is a security mechanism performed by an application to grant or deny access to the requested resources by verifying the privileges of the user. When an application lacks effective authorization mechanisms, it enables unauthorized users to gain unintended privileges and illegitimate access to resources. Such a vulnerability may result in exposure of sensitive information, denial of service, arbitrary code execution, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

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