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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0034

Original release date: 01/30/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


parse.c in sudo 1.6.9p17 through 1.6.9p19 does not properly interpret a system group (aka %group) in the sudoers file during authorization decisions for a user who belongs to that group, which allows local users to leverage an applicable sudoers file and gain root privileges via a sudo command.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
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: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468923
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6462
External Source: BID
Name: 33517
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0009.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090711 VMSA-2009-0009 ESX Service Console updates for udev, sudo, and curl
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090129 rPSA-2009-0021-1 sudo
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sudo.ws/cgi-bin/cvsweb/sudo/parse.c.diff?r1=
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:033
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2954
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1865
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.gratisoft.us/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=327
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021688
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0021
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0267
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10856
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20090710 VMSA-2009-0009 ESX Service Console updates for udev, sudo, and curl

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10856
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6462
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)