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CVE-2016-2542 Detail

Current Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Flexera InstallShield through 2015 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory of a setup-launcher executable file.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path - http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html

Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84213 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035097 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://flexeracommunity.force.com/customer/articles/INFO/Best-Practices-to-Avoid-Windows-Setup-Launcher-Executable-Issues Technical Description Third Party Advisory
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2019-08

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-Other Other NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:flexerasoftware:installshield:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2015


Change History

6 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-2542
NVD Published Date:
02/23/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/19/2019