Public Date:
1367447: CVE-2016-6325 tomcat: tomcat writable config files allow privilege escalation
It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed certain configuration files read by the Tomcat initialization script as writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

Find out more about CVE-2016-6325 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 7.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
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 Enterprise Linux 6 (tomcat6) RHSA-2016:2045 2016-10-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (tomcat) RHSA-2016:2046 2016-10-10
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 JBoss Web Server 3.0 tomcat Fix deferred
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 tomcat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 tomcat5 Will not fix
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.


This issue was discovered by Red Hat Product Security.
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