CVE-2016-1247 Detail

Current Description

The nginx package before 1.6.2-5+deb8u3 on Debian jessie, the nginx packages before 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before 1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and before 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.1 on Ubuntu 16.10, and the nginx ebuild before 1.10.2-r3 on Gentoo allow local users with access to the web server user account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the error log.


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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


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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139750/Nginx-Debian-Based-Distros-Root-Privilege-Escalation.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2016/Nov/78 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2017/Jan/33
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3701 Vendor Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539796/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93903 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037104 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3114-1 Vendor Advisory 
https://legalhackers.com/advisories/Nginx-Exploit-Deb-Root-PrivEsc-CVE-2016-1247.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-22
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40768/ Exploit  VDB Entry 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTswN1k1fQs

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1247
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2018
Source:
Debian GNU/Linux