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CVE-2015-8768 Detail

Current Description

click/install.py in click does not require files in package filesystem tarballs to start with ./ (dot slash), which allows remote attackers to install an alternate security policy and gain privileges via a crafted package, as demonstrated by the test.mmrow app for Ubuntu phone.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~click-hackers/click/devel/revision/587
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2771-1 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/12/8 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96386 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/click/+bug/1506467 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://code.launchpad.net/~cjwatson/click/audit-missing-dot-slash/+merge/274554 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/10/15/update-on-ubuntu-phone-security-issue/
https://plus.google.com/+SzymonWaliczek/posts/3jbG2uiAniF

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:click_project:click:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8768
NVD Published Date:
02/13/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2017