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sudo 1.6.0 through 1.6.3p7 does not properly clear the environment before calling the mail program, which could allow local users to gain root privileges by modifying environment variables and changing how the mail program is invoked.

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Public Date

2002-01-14 00:00:00

CVSS Status


Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Linux 7.1 RHSA-2002:011 2002-01-15
Red Hat Linux 7.2 RHSA-2002:011 2002-01-15
Red Hat Powertools 6.2 RHSA-2002:013 2002-01-15
Red Hat Linux 7.0 RHSA-2002:011 2002-01-15