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668843: CVE-2011-0008 sudo in Fedora vulnerable to CVE-2009-0034 again due to improper patch rediff

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A certain Fedora patch for parse.c in sudo before 1.7.4p5-1.fc14 on Fedora 14 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. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of a CVE-2009-0034 regression.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0008 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of sudo as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, or 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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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