Bug 1394248 (CVE-2016-8641) - CVE-2016-8641 nagios: Unsafe ownership change leading to privilege escalation
Summary: CVE-2016-8641 nagios: Unsafe ownership change leading to privilege escalation
Alias: CVE-2016-8641
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20161122,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1397175
Blocks: 1394253 1397646
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Reported: 2016-11-11 13:25 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-01-19 06:21:43 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-11-11 13:25:35 UTC
A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in nagios 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.

Upstream patch:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-11-11 13:25:54 UTC

Name: Vincent Malguy

Comment 3 Tim Suter 2017-01-19 06:20:16 UTC

Red Hat OpenStack Platform versions 5, 6 and 7 are now in Phase 2 of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/openstack/platform/

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