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CVE-2005-2959 Detail

Current Description

Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in sudo 1.6.8 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via the (1) SHELLOPTS and (2) PS4 environment variables before executing a bash script on behalf of another user, which are not cleared even though other variables are.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/25/2005
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides user account access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/30/2006)

We do not consider this to be a security issue: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=139478#c1

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-870 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:201
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_02_sr.html
http://www.openpkg.org/security/OpenPKG-SA-2006.002-sudo.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/9643 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15191 Exploit
http://www.sudo.ws/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930 Vendor Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/213-1/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3_p7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.3p7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.4_p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.4_p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.4p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.4p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.5_p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.5_p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.5p1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.5p2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.7_p5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:todd_miller:sudo:1.6.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2959
NVD Published Date:
10/25/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018