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CVE-2016-1240

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Overview

The Tomcat init script in the tomcat7 package before 7.0.56-3+deb8u4 and tomcat8 package before 8.0.14-1+deb8u3 on Debian jessie and the tomcat6 and libtomcat6-java packages before 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the tomcat7 and libtomcat7-java packages before 7.0.52-1ubuntu0.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and tomcat8 and libtomcat8-java packages before 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS allows local users with access to the tomcat account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the Catalina log file, as demonstrated by /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3081-2
Posted Oct 28, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3081-2 - Dawid Golunski discovered that the Tomcat init script incorrectly handled creating log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain root privileges.

tags | advisory, remote, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-1240
SHA-256 | a5c9a3a9bdb78367603007ec8640aaab2dc3486f9c257dae7a0d8cdaa28cc548
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-09
Posted May 18, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-9 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Apache Tomcat, the worst of which could lead to privilege escalation. Versions less than 8.0.36 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-5174, CVE-2015-5345, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2015-5351, CVE-2016-0706, CVE-2016-0714, CVE-2016-0763, CVE-2016-1240, CVE-2016-3092, CVE-2016-8745, CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648, CVE-2017-5650, CVE-2017-5651
SHA-256 | 32a00eece0fedfca7e3d14c18c552d78e1bb762223bc097962ee70ea1c994b64
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0457-01
Posted Mar 8, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0457-01 - Red Hat JBoss Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat Connector, JBoss HTTP Connector, Hibernate, and the Tomcat Native library. This release of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1.0 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3, and includes enhancements. Multiple security issues have been addressed.

tags | advisory, java, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-1240, CVE-2016-3092, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6325, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797, CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735, CVE-2016-8745
SHA-256 | 7b6d937a7363eb3534a17e5753987b42852580f1bf77ab54d81316639581af8a
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0456-01
Posted Mar 8, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0456-01 - Red Hat JBoss Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat Connector, JBoss HTTP Connector, Hibernate, and the Tomcat Native library. This release of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1.0 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3, and includes enhancements. Multiple security issues have been addressed.

tags | advisory, java, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-1240, CVE-2016-3092, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6325, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797, CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735, CVE-2016-8745
SHA-256 | 439006faa54fcb1a99274f4917c65ee29688301c270ba766630fe134a170fcff
Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0455-01
Posted Mar 8, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0455-01 - Red Hat JBoss Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat Connector, JBoss HTTP Connector, Hibernate, and the Tomcat Native library. This release of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.1.0 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0.3, and includes enhancements. Multiple security issues have been addressed.

tags | advisory, java, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-1240, CVE-2016-3092, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6325, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797, CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735, CVE-2016-8745
SHA-256 | 229900bcc01d582272cfb12959e445a23c0cd6ee8d637f7acf5f7769ec2c427d
Apache Tomcat 8.0.36-2 Privilege Escalation
Posted Oct 2, 2016
Authored by Dawid Golunski

Apache Tomcat versions 8.0.36-2 and below, 7.0.70-2 and below, and 6.0.45+dfsg-1~deb8ul and below suffer from a local root privilege escalation vulnerability.

tags | exploit, local, root
advisories | CVE-2016-1240
SHA-256 | 893a92e39c86918879337de752d3a9e073dfec764fa778ff27ab1e26ede6e1a3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3081-1
Posted Sep 19, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3081-1 - Dawid Golunski discovered that the Tomcat init script incorrectly handled creating log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain root privileges. This update also reverts a change in behavior introduced in USN-3024-1 by setting mapperContextRootRedirectEnabled to True by default.

tags | advisory, remote, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-1240
SHA-256 | 675f6057a1c1f0a39c448e746d1b909c252d28c8cb0a684b52fd7a96408910f7
Debian Security Advisory 3669-1
Posted Sep 16, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3669-1 - Dawid Golunski of LegalHackers discovered that the Tomcat init script performed unsafe file handling, which could result in local privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2016-1240
SHA-256 | 206d6b75119861b8a83da66629ef1f00284e5a30f11fb052bc9a1f4f46863523
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