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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1247

The nginx package before 1.6.2-5+deb8u3 on Debian jessie, the nginx packages before 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before 1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and before 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.1 on Ubuntu 16.10, and the nginx ebuild before 1.10.2-r3 on Gentoo allow local users with access to the web server user account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the error log.
Publish Date : 2016-11-29 Last Update Date : 2021-04-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-1247

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
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- References For CVE-2016-1247
GENTOO GLSA-201701-22
FULLDISC 20170113 Nginx (Debian-based + Gentoo distros) - Root Privilege Escalation [CVE-2016-1247 UPDATE]
BUGTRAQ 20161121 Nginx (Debian-based distros) - Root Privilege Escalation (CVE-2016-1247)
FULLDISC 20161116 Nginx (Debian-based distros) - Root Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2016-1247)
SECTRACK 1037104
BID 93903 Nginx CVE-2016-1247 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2016-10-28[email protected]/message/P3WOO7E5R2HT5XVOIOFPEFALILVOWZUF/
FEDORA FEDORA-2021-10c1cd4cba[email protected]/message/ESTIADC7BDB6VTH4JAP6C6OCW2CQ4NHP/
FEDORA FEDORA-2021-1556d440ba[email protected]/message/CBIZEKHBOCKO7FUMCO4X53ENMWU5OYFX/
FEDORA FEDORA-2021-3aa9ac7fd1

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1247

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