Public Date:
668879: CVE-2011-0010 sudo: does not ask for password on GID changes

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

check.c in sudo 1.7.x before 1.7.4p5, when a Runas group is configured, does not require a password for command execution that involves a gid change but no uid change, which allows local users to bypass an intended authentication requirement via the -g option to a sudo command.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0010 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 1.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (sudo) RHSA-2011:0599 2011-05-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (sudo) RHSA-2012:0309 2012-02-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 sudo Not affected