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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0184

Original release date: 05/16/2002
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Heap-based buffer overflow in sudo before 1.6.6 may allow local users to gain root privileges via special characters in the -p (prompt) argument, which are not properly expanded.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
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

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020425 [Global InterSec 2002041701] Sudo Password Prompt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020429 TSLSA-2002-0046 - sudo
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:028
External Source: ENGARDE
Name: ESA-20020429-010
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:072
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020425 [slackware-security] sudo upgrade fixes a potential vulnerability
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#820083
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:071
External Source: SUSE
Name: SuSE-SA:2002:014
External Source: BID
Name: 4593
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020425 Sudo version 1.6.6 now available (fwd)
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:475
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-128
External Source: XF
Name: sudo-password-expansion-overflow(8936)

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