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.
Published 2015-10-09 05:59:23
Updated 2016-12-24 02:59:31
Source Apple Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-5889

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 14 %
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Metasploit modules for CVE-2015-5889

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 / 10.10.5 - rsh/libmalloc Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2015-10-01
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    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). Authors: - rebel - shandelman116

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-5889

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CWE ids for CVE-2015-5889

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Products affected by CVE-2015-5889

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