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Privilege escalation vulnerability

Last Updated: May 07, 2018

Description

Privilege escalation is an act of exploiting a bug, design flaw, or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user.

The result is that an application with more privileges than intended by the application developer or system administrator can perform unauthorized actions.

Fix

  • If you are using a third-party CMS, you can fix the vulnerability by upgrading the CMS to the latest official version.

  • If you are using a website program that you compiled, we recommend that you restrict access to this page, such as adding permission authentication or specifying the IP addresses that are allowed to access it.

  • If you do not need to use the page, we recommend that you delete it.

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