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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sudo Vendors:   Miller, Todd C.
Sudo Supplemental Group Privilege Error Lets Certain Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021688
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021688
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0034   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 5 2009
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.6.9 - 1.6.9p19
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sudo. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system in certain cases.

The software does not properly process supplemental group entries in the 'sudoers' configuration file. A local user that is permitted to run commands as any user of a group that the local user is also a member of can run certain commands with root privileges.

Harald Koenig reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.6.9p20, 1.7.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/group_vector.html

Vendor URL:  www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/group_vector.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Sudo Supplemental Group Privilege Error Lets Certain Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Feb 23 2009 (OpenBSD Issues Fix) Sudo Supplemental Group Privilege Error Lets Certain Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
OpenBSD has issued a fix for OpenBSD 4.3 and 4.4.



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Date:  Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:46:57 -0500
Subject:  Sudo


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