CVE-2016-9566 Detail

Current Description

base/logging.c in Nagios Core before 4.2.4 allows local users with access to an account in the nagios group to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the log file. NOTE: this can be leveraged by remote attackers using CVE-2016-9565.


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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://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0211.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0212.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0213.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0214.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0258.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0259.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2016/Dec/58 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94919 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037487
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402869 Issue Tracking 
https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore/commit/c29557dec91eba2306f5fb11b8da4474ba63f8c4 Issue Tracking  Patch 
https://legalhackers.com/advisories/Nagios-Exploit-Root-PrivEsc-CVE-2016-9566.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/12/msg00014.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-51
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-26
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-20
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40921/
https://www.nagios.org/projects/nagios-core/history/4x/ Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9566
NVD Published Date:
12/15/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/25/2018
Source:
MITRE