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CVE-2016-5425

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Overview

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.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-2046-01
Posted Oct 12, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-2046-01 - Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Security Fix: It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed configuration file /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed certain configuration files read by the Tomcat initialization script as writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, java, web
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2014-7810, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2016-5388, CVE-2016-5425, CVE-2016-6325
MD5 | cd277272f978b8f6b2c0e83adf4ea116
Apache Tomcat 8 / 7 / 6 Privilege Escalation
Posted Oct 10, 2016
Authored by Dawid Golunski

Apache Tomcat versions 8, 7, and 6 suffer from a privilege escalation vulnerability on RedHat-based distros.

tags | exploit
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-5425
MD5 | f3c04168ae0abb155248a68219096e68
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