Upstream information

CVE-2015-1336 at MITRE

Description

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

SUSE uses a non-worldwritable setup for catman pages and is not affected by this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 959132 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 man Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 man Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP2 man Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP3 man Analysis