Public Date:
598154: CVE-2010-1646 sudo: insufficient environment sanitization issue

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The secure path feature in env.c in sudo 1.3.1 through 1.6.9p22 and 1.7.0 through 1.7.2p6 does not properly handle an environment that contains multiple PATH variables, which might allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted value of the last PATH variable.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1646 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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-2010:0475 2010-06-16


Red Hat would like to thank Anders Kaseorg and Evan Broder of Ksplice, Inc. for responsibly reporting this issue.