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.
Published 2016-10-13 14:59:08
Updated 2023-02-12 23:24:29
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5425

0.13%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 47 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-5425

  • Apache Tomcat on RedHat Based Systems Insecure Temp Config Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2016-10-10
    First seen: 2023-09-11
    exploit/linux/local/tomcat_rhel_based_temp_priv_esc
    This module exploits a vulnerability in RedHat based systems where improper file permissions are applied to /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf for Apache Tomcat versions before 7.0.54-8. This may also work against The configuration files in tmpfiles.d are used

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5425

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.2
HIGH AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.9
10.0
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5425

References for CVE-2016-5425

Products affected by CVE-2016-5425

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