The Time Machine server in Server App in Apple OS X Server before 5.1 does not notify the user about ignored permissions during a backup, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain sensitive information in opportunistic circumstances by reading backup data that lacks intended restrictions.
The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
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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: