CVE Vulnerabilities


Improper Access Control

Published: Jun 27, 2017 | Modified: Jul 03, 2017
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x
2.1 LOW

stalin 0.11-5 allows local users to write to arbitrary files.


The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Stalin Stalin_project 0.11-5 (including) 0.11-5 (including)
Stalin Ubuntu artful *
Stalin Ubuntu bionic *
Stalin Ubuntu cosmic *
Stalin Ubuntu devel *
Stalin Ubuntu disco *
Stalin Ubuntu eoan *
Stalin Ubuntu esm-apps/bionic *
Stalin Ubuntu esm-apps/focal *
Stalin Ubuntu esm-apps/jammy *
Stalin Ubuntu esm-apps/noble *
Stalin Ubuntu esm-apps/xenial *
Stalin Ubuntu focal *
Stalin Ubuntu groovy *
Stalin Ubuntu hirsute *
Stalin Ubuntu impish *
Stalin Ubuntu jammy *
Stalin Ubuntu kinetic *
Stalin Ubuntu lunar *
Stalin Ubuntu mantic *
Stalin Ubuntu noble *
Stalin Ubuntu precise *
Stalin Ubuntu trusty *
Stalin Ubuntu vivid *
Stalin Ubuntu wily *
Stalin Ubuntu xenial *
Stalin Ubuntu yakkety *
Stalin Ubuntu zesty *

Extended Description

Access control involves the use of several protection mechanisms such as:

When any mechanism is not applied or otherwise fails, attackers can compromise the security of the product by gaining privileges, reading sensitive information, executing commands, evading detection, etc. There are two distinct behaviors that can introduce access control weaknesses:

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.