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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
Description Last Modified:  08/28/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 4.2
Exploitability Score: 1.8


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 v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 7.8
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/30/6 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775139 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181167 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?view=log Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5700
NVD Published Date:
08/25/2017
NVD Last Modified:
09/12/2017