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CVE-2016-1240 Detail

Current Description

The Tomcat init script in the tomcat7 package before 7.0.56-3+deb8u4 and tomcat8 package before 8.0.14-1+deb8u3 on Debian jessie and the tomcat6 and libtomcat6-java packages before 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the tomcat7 and libtomcat7-java packages before 7.0.52-1ubuntu0.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and tomcat8 and libtomcat8-java packages before 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS allows local users with access to the tomcat account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the Catalina log file, as demonstrated by /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://legalhackers.com/advisories/Tomcat-DebPkgs-Root-Privilege-Escalation-Exploit-CVE-2016-1240.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0457.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3669 Third Party Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3670 Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539519/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93263
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036845 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3081-1 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0455
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0456
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201705-09
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180731-0002/
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40450/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6.0
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 cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:7.0
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 cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:8.0
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Running on/with
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04::~~lts~~~
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:7.0
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 cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:8.0
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Running on/with
 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1240
NVD Published Date:
10/03/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2018