ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Use of Identity Impersonation
Weakness ID: 556 (Weakness Variant)Status: Incomplete
+ Description

Description Summary

Configuring an ASP.NET application to run with impersonated credentials may give the application unnecessary privileges.

Extended Description

The use of impersonated credentials allows an ASP.NET application to run with either the privileges of the client on whose behalf it is executing or with arbitrary privileges granted in its configuration.

+ Time of Introduction
  • Implementation
  • Operation
+ Potential Mitigations

Use the least privilege principle.

+ Relationships
NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
ChildOfCategoryCategory10ASP.NET Environment Issues
Development Concepts (primary)699
ChildOfWeakness BaseWeakness Base266Incorrect Privilege Assignment
Research Concepts (primary)1000
ChildOfCategoryCategory723OWASP Top Ten 2004 Category A2 - Broken Access Control
Weaknesses in OWASP Top Ten (2004) (primary)711
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganizationSource
Anonymous Tool Vendor (under NDA)Externally Mined
Modification DateModifierOrganizationSource
2008-07-01Eric DalciCigitalExternal
updated Potential Mitigations, Time of Introduction
2008-09-08CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships, Taxonomy Mappings
2008-10-14CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Description
2009-03-10CWE Content TeamMITREInternal
updated Relationships
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2008-04-11ASP.NET Misconfiguration: Identity Impersonation