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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-5889

rsh in the remote_cmds component in Apple OS X before 10.11 allows local users to obtain root privileges via vectors involving environment variables.
Publish Date : 2015-10-09 Last Update Date : 2016-12-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
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 Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-5889

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.10.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 1

- References For CVE-2015-5889
SECTRACK 1033703
BID 76908
FULLDISC 20151001 Mac OS X local root (rsh/libmalloc)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-5889

Mac OS X 10.9.5 / 10.10.5 - rsh/libmalloc Privilege Escalation
This module writes to the sudoers file without root access by exploiting rsh and malloc log files. Makes sudo require no password, giving access to su even if root is disabled. Works on OS X 10.9.5 to 10.10.5 (patched on 10.11).
Module type : exploit Rank : normal Platforms : OSX,Python

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