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CVE-2010-2956 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/10/2010

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Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-14355 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:017 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201009-03 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:175 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0675 External Source BUGTRAQ 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo External Source BUGTRAQ 20110105 VMSA-2011-0001 VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap External Source BID 43019 External Source SECTRACK 1024392 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source UBUNTU USN-983-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-2312 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-2318 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-2320 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-2358 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0025 External Source CONFIRM

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