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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-5700

mktexlsr revision 22855 through revision 36625 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
Publish Date : 2017-08-25 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 59

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-5700

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application TUG Texlive 20100722 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application TUG Texlive 20110705 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application TUG Texlive 20120701 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application TUG Texlive 20130530 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application TUG Texlive 20140525 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
TUG Texlive 5

- References For CVE-2015-5700

https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?view=log CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/30/6
MLIST [oss-security] 20150730 Re: CVE request: mktexlsr/texlive: insecure use of /tmp
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3788-1/
UBUNTU USN-3788-1
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1181167 CONFIRM
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775139

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-5700

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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