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CVE-2016-8742 Detail

Description

The Windows installer that the Apache CouchDB team provides was vulnerable to local privilege escalation. All files in the install inherit the file permissions of the parent directory and therefore a non-privileged user can substitute any executable for the nssm.exe service launcher, or CouchDB batch or binary files. A subsequent service or server restart will then run that binary with administrator privilege. This issue affected CouchDB 2.0.0 (Windows platform only) and was addressed in CouchDB 2.0.0.1.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/12/2018

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-8742
Original release date:
02/12/2018
Last revised:
02/13/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/201612.mbox/%3C825F65E1-0E5F-4E1F-8053-CF2C6200C526%40apache.org%3E External Source MLIST [couchdb-dev] 20161208 http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/201612.mbox/%3C825F65E1-0E5F-4E1F-8053-CF2C6200C526%40apache.org%3E
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94766 External Source BID 94766
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40865/ External Source EXPLOIT-DB 40865

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