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CWE - 272 : Least Privilege Violation

CWE Definition http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/272.html
Number of vulnerabilities: 0
Description The elevated privilege level required to perform operations such as chroot() should be dropped immediately after the operation is performed.
Background Details
Other Notes The failure to drop system privileges when it is reasonable to do so is not a vulnerability by itself. It does, however, serve to significantly increase the Severity of other vulnerabilities. According to the principle of least privilege, access should be allowed only when it is absolutely necessary to the function of a given system, and only for the minimal necessary amount of time. Any further allowance of privilege widens the window of time during which a successful exploitation of the system will provide an attacker with that same privilege. If at all possible, limit the allowance of system privilege to small, simple sections of code that may be called atomically.

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