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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1240

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.
Publish Date : 2016-10-03 Last Update Date : 2018-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 20

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-1240

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Tomcat 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Tomcat 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 3

- References For CVE-2016-1240

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201705-09
GENTOO GLSA-201705-09
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40450/
EXPLOIT-DB 40450
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0456
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0456
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93263
BID 93263 Apache Tomcat CVE-2016-1240 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2017-05-26
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036845
SECTRACK 1036845
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0455
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0455
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3081-1
UBUNTU USN-3081-1
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20180731-0002/ CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539519/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20161001 CVE-2016-1240 - Tomcat packaging on Debian-based distros - Local Root Privilege Escalation
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3669
DEBIAN DSA-3669
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3670
DEBIAN DSA-3670
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0457.html
REDHAT RHSA-2017:0457
http://legalhackers.com/advisories/Tomcat-DebPkgs-Root-Privilege-Escalation-Exploit-CVE-2016-1240.html

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1240

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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