CWE-9: J2EE Misconfiguration: Weak Access Permissions for EJB Methods
Weakness ID: 9
If elevated access rights are assigned to EJB methods, then an attacker can take advantage of the permissions to exploit the software system.
If the EJB deployment descriptor contains one or more method permissions that grant access to the special ANYONE role, it indicates that access control for the application has not been fully thought through or that the application is structured in such a way that reasonable access control restrictions are impossible.
Time of Introduction
Architecture and Design
Technical Impact: Other
The following deployment descriptor grants ANYONE permission to
invoke the Employee EJB's method named getSalary().
Phases: Architecture and Design; System Configuration
Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights
to EJB methods. Permission to invoke EJB methods should not be granted
to the ANYONE role.