A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in nagios 4.2.x that occurs in daemon-init.in when creating necessary files and insecurely changing the ownership afterwards. It's possible for the local attacker to create symbolic links before the files are to be created and possibly escalating the privileges with the ownership change.
Published 2018-08-01 14:29:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:26:17
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8641

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 13 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8641

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:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8641

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