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CVE-2010-3853

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-10-22
Bugzilla: 643043: CVE-2010-3853 pam: pam_namespace executes namespace.init with service's environment
IAVA: 2011-A-0066

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

pam_namespace.c in the pam_namespace module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.3 uses the environment of the invoking application or service during execution of the namespace.init script, which might allow local users to gain privileges by running a setuid program that relies on the pam_namespace PAM check, as demonstrated by the sudo program.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3853 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
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 (pam) RHSA-2010:0819 November 01, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pam) RHSA-2010:0891 November 16, 2010

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