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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0426

Original release date: 02/24/2010
Last revised: 01/21/2011


sudo 1.6.x before 1.6.9p21 and 1.7.x before 1.7.2p4, when a pseudo-command is enabled, permits a match between the name of the pseudo-command and the name of an executable file in an arbitrary directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted executable file, as demonstrated by a file named sudoedit in a user's home directory.


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 - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/02/2010)
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0122.html It did not affect the versions of the sudo package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2006
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/stable.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sudo.ws/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=389
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=570737
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0949
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sudo.ws/repos/sudo/rev/f86e1b56d074
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023658
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-security-4/the-use-of-sudoedit-command-question-785442/
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-905-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sudo.ws/repos/sudo/rev/88f3181692fe
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:006
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-6749
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2010-0075
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-6701
External Source: BID
Name: 38362
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:049
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2010-110-01
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10814
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: ftp://ftp.sudo.ws/pub/sudo/sudo-1.6.9p21.patch.gz
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7238
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0450
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201003-01

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10814
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7238
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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