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==Overview==
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==Description==
  
 
The principle of least privilege recommends that accounts have the least amount of privilege required to perform their business processes. This encompasses user rights, resource permissions such as CPU limits, memory, network, and file system permissions.  
 
The principle of least privilege recommends that accounts have the least amount of privilege required to perform their business processes. This encompasses user rights, resource permissions such as CPU limits, memory, network, and file system permissions.  
  
 
For example, if a middleware server only requires access to the network, read access to a database table, and the ability to write to a log, this describes all the permissions that should be granted. Under no circumstances should the middleware be granted administrative privileges.
 
For example, if a middleware server only requires access to the network, read access to a database table, and the ability to write to a log, this describes all the permissions that should be granted. Under no circumstances should the middleware be granted administrative privileges.
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==Examples==
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===Short example name===
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: A short example description, small picture, or sample code with [http://www.site.com links]
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===Short example name===
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: A short example description, small picture, or sample code with [http://www.site.com links]
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==Related [[Vulnerabilities]]==
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* [[Vulnerability 1]]
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* [[Vulnerabiltiy 2]]
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==Related [[Controls]]==
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* [[Access control]]
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* [[Authorization]]
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==References==
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* http://www.link1.com

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Description

The principle of least privilege recommends that accounts have the least amount of privilege required to perform their business processes. This encompasses user rights, resource permissions such as CPU limits, memory, network, and file system permissions.

For example, if a middleware server only requires access to the network, read access to a database table, and the ability to write to a log, this describes all the permissions that should be granted. Under no circumstances should the middleware be granted administrative privileges.


Examples

Short example name

A short example description, small picture, or sample code with links

Short example name

A short example description, small picture, or sample code with links


Related Vulnerabilities


Related Controls


References