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privilege

(prĭv′ĭ-lĭj) [L. privilegium, law affecting a single person, prerogative]
1. A right granted to a person in recognition of some special status, e.g., a right to practice one's profession in a health care facility.
2. An immunity from commonly imposed standards or laws.
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resides in a compartment at a higher hardware privilege level than the code causing the RSE stores and loads, making it inaccessible to application code.
The software architecture provides no paths for injecting root kits or other malicious code intended to execute at the highest hardware privilege level.
Although not remotely exploitable in-and-of itself, a malicious user, network worm or email virus could take advantage of this vulnerability in order to completely compromise a vulnerable system on which the exploit code is executing, regardless of that code's original privilege level.
The foundation of the EasyChild system is the weekly Point Sheet and the Privilege Level Chart.
Multiple permission levels enable companies to limit access to selected fields and to groups of records based on an individual's privilege level.
According to Intel, the exploit is a way for an attacker to observe the content of privileged memory, exploiting a CPU technique called speculative execution to circumvent expected privilege levels.
They don't require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible," Tavis Ormandy, of Google's Project Zero team, wrote in a company blog post June 28.
Three user privilege levels enhance security and management flexibility.
In developing the plan's design, American Correctional Association standards surrounding segregation unit procedures and privilege levels served as the minimum guidelines that control units would have to exceed.