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Sudo Environment Cleaning Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-11-15    Last Update:  2004-11-18    Views:  14,122

Secunia Advisory SA13199

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Liam Helmer has reported a vulnerability in sudo, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the environment cleaning. This can be exploited by a user with sudo access to a bash script to run arbitrary commands by substituting them for any non-fully qualified programs called within the script.


Solution:
Update to version 1.6.8p2.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Liam Helmer

Original Advisory:
http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/bash_functions.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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