Improper Access Control

By
Anandhu Krishnan
Published on
13 May 2024
Vulnerability

Description

A web application’s security is compromised when an unauthorized user can access sensitive data or perform malicious actions without undergoing proper authentication. This vulnerability often arises in web-based administration interfaces, where users are granted excessive privileges.

Recommendation

Implement strict access controls to ensure only authenticated and authorized users can access sensitive data or perform administrative actions. Use the principle of least privilege to grant users the minimum permissions necessary for their roles. Regularly audit user permissions and authentication mechanisms, and employ multi-factor authentication (MFA) to enhance security.

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Written by
Anandhu Krishnan
Anandhu Krishnan
Lead Engineer
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