CVE-2016-8641 Detail

Current Description

A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in nagios 4.2.x that occurs in daemon-init.in when creating necessary files and insecurely changing the ownership afterwards. It's possible for the local attacker to create symbolic links before the files are to be created and possibly escalating the privileges with the ownership change.


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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

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score:  6.7 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95121 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2016-8641 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore/commit/f2ed227673d3b2da643eb5cad26b2d87674f28c1.patch Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-26 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40774/ Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8641
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.