CVE-2016-2542

high
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Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Flexera InstallShield through 2015 SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory of a setup-launcher executable file.

References

https://flexeracommunity.force.com/customer/articles/INFO/Best-Practices-to-Avoid-Windows-Setup-Launcher-Executable-Issues

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84213

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035097

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2019-08

https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-287-03

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuApr2021.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-02-24

Updated: 2021-06-14

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89692Flexera InstallShield Untrusted Search Path VulnerabilityNessusCGI abuses
high