CVE-2016-1240

HIGH

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.

References

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

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3670

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539519/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93263

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036845

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3081-1

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/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-10-03

Updated: 2018-10-09

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH