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CAPEC-176: Configuration/Environment Manipulation

Configuration/Environment Manipulation
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Attack Pattern ID: 176
Abstraction: Meta
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

An attacker manipulates files or settings external to a target application which affect the behavior of that application. For example, many applications use external configuration files and libraries - modification of these entities or otherwise affecting the application's ability to use them would constitute a configuration/environment manipulation attack.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The target application must consult external files or configuration controls to control its execution. All but the very simplest applications meet this requirement.

+ Typical Severity


+ Resources Required

The attacker must have the access necessary to affect the files or other environment items the targeted application uses for its operations.

+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
Previous Entry Names
DatePrevious Entry Name
2015-11-09Configuration/Environment manipulation

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