Placement of User into Incorrect Group

The software or the administrator places a user into an incorrect group.


Description

If the incorrect group has more access or privileges than the intended group, the user might be able to bypass intended security policy to access unexpected resources or perform unexpected actions. The access-control system might not be able to detect malicious usage of this group membership.

See Also

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