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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sudo Vendors:   sudo.ws
Sudo sudoedit and 'runas_default' Flaws Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023658
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023658
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0426, CVE-2010-0427   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 26 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7.2p4
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Sudo. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user with privileges in the sudoers file can invoke the sudoedit pseudo-command to potentially execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges [CVE-2010-0426].

Supplementary groups are not properly initialized when the sudoers file "runas_default" option is used. A local user with privileges in the sudoers file can run commands with the root user's supplementary groups privileges [CVE-2010-0427].

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.7.2p4).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/stable.html

Vendor URL:  www.sudo.ws/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 26 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sudo sudoedit and 'runas_default' Flaws Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 26 Feb 2010 22:31:36 +0000
Subject:  sudo


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