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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Minio is a Multi-Cloud Object Storage framework. version RELEASE.2020-12-23T02-24-12Z prior to RELEASE.2023-03-13T19-46-17Z, a user with "consoleAdmin" permissions can potentially create a user that matches the root credential "accessKey". Once this user is created successfully, the root credential ceases to work appropriately. There are ways to work around this via adding higher privileges to the disabled root user via "mc admin policy set".

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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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