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Incorrect Authorization


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of ClearPass Policy Manager allows an attacker with read-only privileges to perform actions that change the state of the ClearPass Policy Manager instance. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows an attacker to complete state-changing actions in the web-based management interface that should not be allowed by their current level of authorization on the platform.

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  • HIGH
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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

  • Published