CVE Vulnerabilities


Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

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

A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk® Service Platform (FTSP). If exploited, a malicious user with basic user group privileges could potentially sign into the software and receive FTSP Administrator Group privileges. A threat actor could potentially read and modify sensitive data, delete data and render the FTSP system unavailable.


The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.

Potential Mitigations

  • Run the code in a “jail” or similar sandbox environment that enforces strict boundaries between the process and the operating system. This may effectively restrict which files can be accessed in a particular directory or which commands can be executed by the software.
  • OS-level examples include the Unix chroot jail, AppArmor, and SELinux. In general, managed code may provide some protection. For example, in the Java SecurityManager allows the software to specify restrictions on file operations.
  • This may not be a feasible solution, and it only limits the impact to the operating system; the rest of the application may still be subject to compromise.
  • Be careful to avoid CWE-243 and other weaknesses related to jails.