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Sudo 'sudoedit' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7238

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.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2010-0426
Product(s):