OWASP Periodic Table of Vulnerabilities - Improper Filesystem Permissions
Improper Filesystem Permissions
Root Cause Summary
The root cause of improper filesystem permissions is having incorrect filesystem permissions such as read, write, modify, or execute set on files, folders, and symbolic links. These improper permissions allow the attacker to access restricted files or directories and modify or delete their contents.
Browser / Standards Solution
Ensure that proper file and directory permissions are applied. Enforce stricter default permissions.
Generic Framework Solution
Custom Framework Solution
Custom Code Solution
Discussion / Controversy