CVE-2016-8656

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-09-15
IAVA:
2017-A-0027
CWE:
CWE-284
Bugzilla:
1400344: CVE-2016-8656 jboss: jbossas: unsafe chown of server.log in jboss init script allows privilege escalation
It was discovered that the jboss init script performed unsafe file handling which could result in local privilege escalation.

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Statement

It was found that a variant of the Tomcat CVE-2016-1240 exploit is also applicable to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5, 6, and 7. CVE-2016-8656 addresses these problems with JBoss EAP. The issue is now corrected in the various versions of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform including EAP 6.4.13 and EAP 7.0.5. For further information please refer to https://access.redhat.com/articles/3016681

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 Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server (eap7-jboss-ec2-eap) RHSA-2017:3458 2017-12-13
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server (eap7-jboss-ec2-eap) RHSA-2017:0834 2017-03-22
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server (eap7-jboss-ec2-eap) RHSA-2017:0834 2017-03-22
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossas) RHSA-2018:1609 2018-05-17
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server RHSA-2017:0832 2017-03-22
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2017:0831 2017-03-22
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server RHSA-2017:3455 2017-12-13
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server (jboss-ec2-eap) RHSA-2017:0250 2017-02-02
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2017:3454 2017-12-13
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2017:0244 2017-02-02
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2017:0246 2017-02-02
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server (eap7-jboss-ec2-eap) RHSA-2017:3458 2017-12-13
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server (jbossas) RHSA-2018:1609 2018-05-17
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3 for RHEL 7 Server RHSA-2017:0245 2017-02-02

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 jboss 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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