CVE-2015-5700

NameCVE-2015-5700
Descriptionmktexlsr revision 22855 through revision 36625 as packaged in texlive allows local users to write to arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs775139

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
texlive-bin (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2016.20160513.41080.dfsg-2+deb9u1fixed
buster2018.20181218.49446-1fixed
bullseye, sid2020.20200327.54578-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
texlive-binsource(unstable)2014.20140926.35254-5775139

Notes

[wheezy] - texlive-bin <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - texlive-bin <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/04/23/22
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/07/28/5
https://www.tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/texk/kpathsea/mktexlsr?r1=19613&r2=22885

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