VDB-51962 · CVE-2010-0426 · BID 38362

Todd Miller sudo up to 1.6.x access control

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A vulnerability was found in Todd Miller sudo up to 1.6.x (Operating System Utility Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

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.

The weakness was disclosed 02/24/2010 (Website). The advisory is available at sudo.ws. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-0426 since 01/27/2010. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

A public exploit has been developed in Shell Script. The exploit is available at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68033 (Oracle Linux 5 : sudo (ELSA-2010-0361)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155709 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for sudo (ELSA-2010-0122)).

Upgrading to version 1.6.9 P19 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (68033). The entry VDB-51976 is pretty similar.







CPE 2.3info

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 68033
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 5 : sudo (ELSA-2010-0361)
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OpenVAS ID: 67346
OpenVAS Name: Slackware Advisory SSA:2010-110-01 sudo
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Upgrade: sudo 1.6.9 P19


01/27/2010 🔍
01/28/2010 +1 days 🔍
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02/23/2010 +26 days 🔍
02/24/2010 +1 days 🔍
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07/12/2013 +1229 days 🔍
03/18/2015 +614 days 🔍
09/02/2021 +2360 days 🔍


Advisory: sudo.ws
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-0426 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1023658 - Sudo sudoedit and 'runas_default' Flaws Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 24943 - Todd Miller Sudo Prior to 1.7.2p4 Local Privilege Escalation or DoS Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38362 - Todd Miller Sudo 'sudoedit' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 38659 - sudo Privilege Escalation Security Issues, Less Critical
Vupen: ADV-2010-0450

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 09/02/2021 05:35 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (67), 06/16/2017 09:03 AM (20), 09/02/2021 05:35 PM (2)
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