Remote code execution is possible with Apache Tomcat before 6.0.48, 7.x before 7.0.73, 8.x before 8.0.39, 8.5.x before 8.5.7, and 9.x before 9.0.0.M12 if JmxRemoteLifecycleListener is used and an attacker can reach JMX ports. The issue exists because this listener wasn't updated for consistency with the CVE-2016-3427 Oracle patch that affected credential types.
Published 2017-04-06 21:59:00
Updated 2023-12-08 16:41:19
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Vulnerability category: Execute codeBypassGain privilege

Threat overview for CVE-2016-8735

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-8735
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 80
IPs affected by CVE-2016-8735 133,014
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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CVE-2016-8735 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Apache Tomcat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Apache Tomcat contains an unspecified vulnerability that allows for remote code execution if JmxRemoteLifecycleListener is used and an attacker can reach Java Management Extension (JMX) ports. This CVE exists because this listener wasn't updated for consistency with the Oracle patched issues for CVE
Notes:
https://tomcat.apache.org/security-9.html
Added on 2023-05-12 Action due date 2023-06-02

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8735

25.12%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 96 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8735

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
10.0
6.4
NIST
9.8
CRITICAL CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
3.9
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8735

  • The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-8735

Products affected by CVE-2016-8735

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