CVE-2016-2542

Published on: 02/23/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:27:14 PM UTC

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

Certain versions of Installshield from Flexera contain the following vulnerability:

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.

  • CVE-2016-2542 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 7.8 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
LOCAL LOW LOW NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 7.2 - HIGH

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Flexera InstallShield Unquoted Service Path Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges - SecurityTracker Third Party Advisory
VDB Entry
www.securitytracker.com
text/html
URL Logo SECTRACK 1035097
Windows loads a different library or launches a different executable than was intended by the author... - Community Technical Description
Third Party Advisory
flexeracommunity.force.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM flexeracommunity.force.com/customer/articles/INFO/Best-Practices-to-Avoid-Windows-Setup-Launcher-Executable-Issues
[R1] Nessus Network Monitor 5.11.0 Fixes Multiple Third-party Vulnerabilities - Security Advisory | Tenable® Third Party Advisory
www.tenable.com
text/html
URL Logo CONFIRM www.tenable.com/security/tns-2019-08
Flexera Software InstallShield CVE-2016-2542 DLL Loading Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Third Party Advisory
VDB Entry
cve.report (archive)
text/html
URL Logo BID 84213
Flexera InstallShield | CISA us-cert.cisa.gov
text/html
URL Logo MISC us-cert.cisa.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-287-03

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshieldAllAllAllAll
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshield2015-AllAll
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshield2015sp1AllAll
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshieldAllAllAllAll
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshield2015-AllAll
ApplicationFlexeraInstallshield2015sp1AllAll
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:2015:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:2015:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:2015:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:flexera:installshield:2015:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*: