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CVE-2015-5701 Detail

Current Description

mktexlsr revision 36855, and before revision 36626 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists due to the reversion of a fix of CVE-2015-5700.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:tug:texlive:20100722
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 cpe:/a:tug:texlive:20110705
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 cpe:/a:tug:texlive:20120701
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 cpe:/a:tug:texlive:20130530
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 cpe:/a:tug:texlive:20140525
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5701
NVD Published Date:
08/25/2017
NVD Last Modified:
09/12/2017