Public Date:
567622: CVE-2010-0427 sudo: Fails to reset group permissions if runas_default set

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

sudo 1.6.x before 1.6.9p21, when the runas_default option is used, does not properly set group memberships, which allows local users to gain privileges via a sudo command.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0427 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: It did not affect the versions of the sudo packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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
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-2010:0122 2010-02-26