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CVE-2015-5700 Detail

Current Description

mktexlsr revision 22855 through revision 36625 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/28/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5700
Original release date:
08/25/2017
Last revised:
09/12/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
6.1 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N (legend)
Impact Score:
4.2
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):
Low
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
None
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
7.8
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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/30/6 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20150730 Re: CVE request: mktexlsr/texlive: insecure use of /tmp
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775139 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775139
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181167 Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181167
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?view=log Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?view=log

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