Public Date:
628628: CVE-2010-2956 sudo: incorrect handling of RunAs specification with both user and group lists

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
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 5 (sudo) RHSA-2010:0675 2010-09-07

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 sudo Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 sudo Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 sudo Not affected


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

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