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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-1689

Original release date: 09/16/2004
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

sudoedit (aka sudo -e) in sudo 1.6.8 opens a temporary file with root privileges, which allows local users to read arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the temporary file before quitting sudoedit.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#424358
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: sudo-sudoedit-view-files(17424)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 12596
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/sudoedit.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 11204
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040916 [sudo-announce] Sudo version 1.6.8p1 now available (fwd)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://packetstormsecurity.nl/0409-exploits/sudoedit.txt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CIAC
Name: O-219
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 10023
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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