Name Install New Service
Summary When an operating system starts, it also starts programs called services or daemons. Adversaries may install a new service which will be executed at startup (on a Windows system, by modifying the registry). The service name may be disguised by using a name from a related operating system or benign software. Services are usually run with elevated privileges.
Prerequisites
Solutions Limit privileges of user accounts so new service creation can only be performed by authorized administrators.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-284 Improper Access Control
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