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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0151

Original release date: 01/09/2006
Last revised: 04/02/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

sudo 1.6.8 and other versions does not clear the PYTHONINSPECT environment variable, which allows limited local users to gain privileges via a Python script, a variant of CVE-2005-4158.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/24/2008)
We do not consider this to be a security issue. http:bugzilla.redhat.combugzillashow_bug.cgi?id=139478#c1

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2006:002
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:159
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18906
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-946
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18558
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18363
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18358
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18549
External Source: BID
Name: 16184
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 21692
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2006-045-08
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0010
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-235-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19016

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