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CVE-2015-1336

Date: (C)2017-10-04   (M)2017-10-12
 
CVSS Score: 7.2Access Vector: LOCAL
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9Access Complexity: LOW
Impact Subscore: 10.0Authentication: NONE
 Confidentiality: COMPLETE
 Integrity: COMPLETE
 Availability: COMPLETE











The daily mandb cleanup job in Man-db before 2.7.6.1-1 as packaged in Ubuntu and Debian allows local users with access to the man account to gain privileges via vectors involving insecure chown use.

Reference:
BID-79723
GLSA-201707-12
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/14/11
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/140759/Man-db-2.6.7.1-Privilege-Escalation.html
http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2015/CVE-2015-1336.html
http://www.halfdog.net/Security/2015/MandbSymlinkLocalRootPrivilegeEscalation/
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=840357
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/man-db/+bug/1482786

CWE    1
CWE-284

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