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What Is An Improper Control of Dynamically Managed Services Error?

Editorial Staff
June 01, 2022

CWE 913- Improper Control Of Dynamically Managed Services covers a lot of issues. Dynamically managed services, when managed correctly, are a great way to reduce the administrative burden of keeping track of which servers are running which services. However, if these services are not properly controlled, it can lead to security vulnerabilities.

For example, if a service is dynamically created and assigned to a server without first verifying that the service is properly configured, it could allow an attacker to exploit the service. Additionally, if a service is dynamically stopped and started without properly cleaning up after itself, it could leave behind sensitive information that an attacker could use to gain access to the system.

To mitigate these risks, it is important to properly control dynamically managed services. This includes verifying the configuration of new services, ensuring that sensitive information is removed when a service is stopped, and properly managing the permissions of who can start and stop services. By taking these precautions, you can help to keep your system secure.

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