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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-3853

Original release date: 01/24/2011
Last revised: 07/23/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 49711
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201206-31
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110308 VMSA-2011-0004 VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm.
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0819
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=643043
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0891
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20110307 VMSA-2011-0004 VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0004.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:220
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0606
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pam.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pam/Linux-PAM/modules/pam_namespace/pam_namespace.c?view=log#rev1.13
Type: Patch Information

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