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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-5425

The Tomcat package on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, Fedora, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and possibly other Linux distributions uses weak permissions for /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf, which allows local users to gain root privileges by leveraging membership in the tomcat group.
Publish Date : 2016-10-13 Last Update Date : 2017-09-02
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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 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:2046: tomcat security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162046 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-5425

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Tomcat Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Oracle Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Tomcat 1
Oracle Linux 1

- References For CVE-2016-5425

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93472
BID 93472 Apache Tomcat CVE-2016-5425 Insecure File Permissions Vulnerability Release Date:2016-10-18
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/10/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20161010 CVE-2016-5425 - Apache Tomcat packaging on RedHat-based distros - Root Privilege Escalation (affecting CentOS, Fedora, OracleLinux, RedHat etc.)
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2046.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2046
http://legalhackers.com/advisories/Tomcat-RedHat-Pkgs-Root-PrivEsc-Exploit-CVE-2016-5425.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/139041/Apache-Tomcat-8-7-6-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036979
SECTRACK 1036979
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/40488/
EXPLOIT-DB 40488
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2016-3090545.html CONFIRM

- Vulnerability Conditions

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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-5425

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


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