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CVE-2015-1336 Detail

Current Description

The daily mandb cleanup job in Man-db before 2.7.6.1-1 as packaged in Ubuntu and Debian allows local users with access to the man account to gain privileges via vectors involving insecure chown use.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/27/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-1336
Original release date:
09/27/2017
Last revised:
10/11/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
7.8 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/140759/Man-db-2.6.7.1-Privilege-Escalation.html Exploit; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source MISC http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/140759/Man-db-2.6.7.1-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2015/CVE-2015-1336.html Third Party Advisory External Source MISC http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2015/CVE-2015-1336.html
http://www.halfdog.net/Security/2015/MandbSymlinkLocalRootPrivilegeEscalation/ Exploit; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC http://www.halfdog.net/Security/2015/MandbSymlinkLocalRootPrivilegeEscalation/
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/14/11 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20151214 Re: User man Local Root Exploit/Linux Kernel setgid Directory Privilege Escalation/PAM Owner Check Weakness
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79723 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 79723
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=840357 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=840357
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/man-db/+bug/1482786 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/man-db/+bug/1482786
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201707-12 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source GENTOO GLSA-201707-12

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

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