CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2009-01-23
Bugzilla: 481720: CVE-2009-0034 sudo: incorrect handling of groups in Runas_User


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

parse.c in sudo 1.6.9p17 through 1.6.9p19 does not properly interpret a system group (aka %group) in the sudoers file during authorization decisions for a user who belongs to that group, which allows local users to leverage an applicable sudoers file and gain root privileges via a sudo command.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0034 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (sudo) RHSA-2009:0267 February 05, 2009

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