CVE-2016-1240

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-09-15
CWE:
CWE-284
Bugzilla:
1376712: CVE-2016-1240 tomcat: unsafe chown of catalina.log in tomcat init script allows privilege escalation
It was reported that the Tomcat init script performed unsafe file handling, which could result in local privilege escalation.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1240 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1 for RHEL 7 RHSA-2017:0456 2017-03-07
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1 RHSA-2017:0457 2017-03-07
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1 for RHEL 6 RHSA-2017:0455 2017-03-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-java-common-tomcat Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 tomcat7 Fix deferred
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 tomcat8 Fix deferred
Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 tomcat7 Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 tomcat6 Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 7 Scripts Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6 jbossweb Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 tomcat Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 tomcat6 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 tomcat5 Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

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