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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-2956

Sudo 1.7.0 through 1.7.4p3, when a Runas group is configured, does not properly handle use of the -u option in conjunction with the -g option, which allows local users to gain privileges via a command line containing a "-u root" sequence.
Publish Date : 2010-09-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C 2010-08-27 2010-09-07
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-2956 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2010-0675 -- sudo security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28210 unix
ELSA-2010:0675: sudo security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22912 unix
RHSA-2010:0675: sudo security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21401 unix
RHSA-2010:0675: sudo security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100675 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20122 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-2956

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.2p3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.3b1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.4p1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.4p2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Todd Miller Sudo 1.7.4p3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Todd Miller Sudo 15

- References For CVE-2010-2956
VUPEN ADV-2010-2358
VUPEN ADV-2010-2320
BID 43019 Todd Miller Sudo Runas Group Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-11-14
VUPEN ADV-2010-2312
BUGTRAQ 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo
BUGTRAQ 20110105 VMSA-2011-0001 VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0675
GENTOO GLSA-201009-03
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:017
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-14355

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-2956

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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