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Sudo Supplemental Group Privilege Error Lets Certain Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6462

parse.c in sudo 1.6.9p17 through 1.6.9p19 does not properly interpret a system group (aka %group) in the sudoers file during authorization decisions for a user who belongs to that group which allows local users to leverage an applicable sudoers file and gain root privileges via a sudo command.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0034
Product(s):