The application server must prevent non-privileged users from executing privileged functions to include disabling, circumventing, or altering implemented security safeguards/countermeasures.
Preventing non-privileged users from executing privileged functions mitigates the risk that unauthorized individuals or processes may gain unnecessary access to information or privileges. Restricting non-privileged users also prevents an attacker, who has gained access to a non-privileged account, from elevating privileges, creating accounts, and performing system checks and maintenance.
Configure the application server to deny non-privileged users access to and execution of privileged functions.
Review application server documentation and configuration to verify that non-privileged users cannot access or execute privileged functions. Have a user logon as a non-privileged user and attempt to execute privileged functions. If the user is capable of executing privileged functions, this is a finding.