CVE-2015-5701

Published: 25 August 2017

mktexlsr revision 36855, and before revision 36626 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists due to the reversion of a fix of CVE-2015-5700.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.1

Status

Package Release Status
texlive-bin
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected)
This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of symlink restrictions in Ubuntu. This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of hardlink restrictions in Ubuntu.