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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      Last Modified:  10/25/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2959
Original release date:
10/25/2005
Last revised:
07/28/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-03-13
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-870 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-870
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:201 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:201
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_02_sr.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:002
http://www.openpkg.org/security/OpenPKG-SA-2006.002-sudo.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.002
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/9643 Vendor Advisory External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2005:025
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15191 Exploit External Source BID 15191
http://www.sudo.ws/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182 External Source CONFIRM http://www.sudo.ws/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=182
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-072A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0930

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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