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Ubuntu: USN-3114-1 (CVE-2016-1247): nginx vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3114-1 (CVE-2016-1247): nginx vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/25/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/25/2016
Modified
06/10/2021

Description

The nginx package before 1.6.2-5+deb8u3 on Debian jessie, the nginx packages before 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.6 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before 1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and before 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.1 on Ubuntu 16.10, and the nginx ebuild before 1.10.2-r3 on Gentoo allow local users with access to the web server user account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the error log.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-nginx-common
  • ubuntu-upgrade-nginx-core
  • ubuntu-upgrade-nginx-extras
  • ubuntu-upgrade-nginx-full
  • ubuntu-upgrade-nginx-light

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