Upstream information

CVE-2010-0426 at MITRE


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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.9
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

Does not affect SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, as the sudo version there did not parse pseudocommands and so did not have the problematic code.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 582555 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 582556 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 588501 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • sudo >= 1.6.9p17-21.3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 GA sudo-1.6.9p17-21.3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • sudo >= 1.7.6p2-
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA sudo-1.7.6p2-
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • sudo >= 1.7.6p2-0.17.5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA sudo-1.7.6p2-0.17.5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • sudo >= 1.7.6p2-0.23.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA sudo-1.7.6p2-0.23.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
  • sudo >= 1.6.9p17-21.3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 sudo Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 03:35:53 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Dec 8 16:37:54 2023