CVE-2015-5700

Priority
Description
mktexlsr revision 22855 through revision 36625 as packaged in texlive
allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
Notes
sarnoldSee also CVE-2015-5701
mdeslaurintroduced by:
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885
Package
Upstream:released (2014.20140926.35254-5)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was not-affected [vulnerable code not present])
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):DNE (trusty was released [2013.20130729.30972-2ubuntu0.1])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of hardlink restrictions in Ubuntu. For more details see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Features#hardlink
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of symlink restrictions in Ubuntu. For more details see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Features#symlink
More Information

Updated: 2019-12-05 18:42:32 UTC (commit dd38ff22974aae499eb50644b9d5a2817483cbdb)