CAPEC Details
Name Privilege Escalation
Likelyhood of attack Typical severity
Medium High
Summary An adversary exploits a weakness enabling them to elevate their privilege and perform an action that they are not supposed to be authorized to perform.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management
CWE-1264 Hardware Logic with Insecure De-Synchronization between Control and Data Channels
CWE-1311 Improper Translation of Security Attributes by Fabric Bridge
Taxonomy: ATTACK
Entry ID Entry Name
1548 Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism