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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0043

Original release date: 01/31/2002
Last revised: 09/10/2008


sudo 1.6.0 through 1.6.3p7 does not properly clear the environment before calling the mail program, which could allow local users to gain root privileges by modifying environment variables and changing how the mail program is invoked.


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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:003
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020116 Sudo +Postfix Exploit
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:011
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:451
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-101
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020114 Sudo version 1.6.4 now available (fwd)
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2002:002
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/postfix.html
External Source: BID
Name: 3871
External Source: XF
Name: sudo-unclean-env-root(7891)
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-02:06
External Source: IMMUNIX
Name: IMNX-2002-70-001-01
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:013
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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