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CVE-2016-1240

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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
MD5 | 3033f5f797851ab5b2c70da0510266da
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
MD5 | 39dcd471a8d2d370607819953cc70df1
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
MD5 | 72037ef84e99df951756d0280ca62e3b
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
MD5 | 4c3f88c9c6f20f34b15d02d8aa8ee2c5
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
MD5 | a27e7563c89f4cc7f31db3509fc19ec6
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
MD5 | dcf2beeda84d1c33b8f60d5b10460d33
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
MD5 | 17f1f2cba06a4ff91bdb32fe6fc539ca
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
MD5 | 5502341a567553656552c379d692dd22
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