Name Modify Existing Service
Summary When an operating system starts, it also starts programs called services or daemons. Modifying existing services may break existing services or may enable services that are disabled/not commonly used.
Prerequisites
Solutions Limit privileges of user accounts so service changes can only be performed by authorized administrators. Also monitor any service changes that may occur inadvertently.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-284 Improper Access Control
CWE-522 Insufficiently Protected Credentials
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