CVE Database

CVE-2010-2956

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-09-07
Bugzilla: 628628: CVE-2010-2956 sudo: incorrect handling of RunAs specification with both user and group lists
IAVA: 2015-A-0114

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Sudo 1.7.0 through 1.7.4p3, when a Runas group is configured, does not properly handle use of the -u option in conjunction with the -g option, which allows local users to gain privileges via a command line containing a "-u root" sequence.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2956 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.0
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
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-2010:0675 September 07, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Markus Wuethrich of Swiss Post - PostFinance for reporting this issue.

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