CVE Vulnerabilities


Least Privilege Violation

Published: Feb 26, 2024 | Modified: Apr 16, 2024
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in mintplex-labs/anything-llm, allowing users with default role to delete documents uploaded by admin. Despite the intended restriction that prevents default role users from deleting admin-uploaded documents, an attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted DELETE request to the /api/system/remove-document endpoint. This vulnerability is due to improper access control checks, enabling unauthorized document deletion and potentially leading to loss of data integrity.


The elevated privilege level required to perform operations such as chroot() should be dropped immediately after the operation is performed.

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.