DescriptionThe default configuration of nginx, possibly 1.3.13 and earlier, uses world-readable permissions for the (1) access.log and (2) error.log files, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs701112

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nginx (PTS)stretch1.10.3-1+deb9u4vulnerable
stretch (security)1.10.3-1+deb9u7vulnerable
buster, buster (security)1.14.2-2+deb10u4vulnerable
bookworm, sid, bullseye1.18.0-6.1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - nginx <ignored> (Minor issue)
[buster] - nginx <ignored> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - nginx <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - nginx <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - nginx <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - nginx <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
Can only be fixed properly once is resolved upstream
Originally fixed in 1.4.4-2 but reintroduced with DSA-3701-1 (CVE-2016-1247)
Post DSA-3701-1, Debian's default configuration is not affected, new log files are

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