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643043: CVE-2010-3853 pam: pam_namespace executes namespace.init with service's environment

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 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 6 (pam) RHSA-2010:0891 2010-11-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pam) RHSA-2010:0819 2010-11-01

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 pam Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 pam Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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