CVE-2010-3853

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Description

pam_namespace.c in the pam_namespace module in Linux-PAM (aka pam) before 1.1.3 uses the environment of the invoking application or service during execution of the namespace.init script, which might allow local users to gain privileges by running a setuid program that relies on the pam_namespace PAM check, as demonstrated by the sudo program.

References

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2011/000126.html

http://pam.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pam/Linux-PAM/modules/pam_namespace/pam_namespace.c?view=log#rev1.13

http://secunia.com/advisories/49711

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-31.xml

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:220

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0819.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0891.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/516909/100/0/threaded

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0004.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0606

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=643043

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-01-24

Updated: 2019-01-03

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (17 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
129937NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : pam Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0198)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
89675VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0004) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
68144Oracle Linux 6 : pam (ELSA-2010-0891)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
68132Oracle Linux 5 : pam (ELSA-2010-0819)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60901Scientific Linux Security Update : pam on SL6.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60882Scientific Linux Security Update : pam on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
59704GLSA-201206-31 : Linux-PAM: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
55103Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : pam regression (USN-1140-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
55102Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : pam vulnerabilities (USN-1140-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
52582VMSA-2011-0004 : VMware ESX/ESXi SLPD denial of service vulnerability and ESX third-party updates for Service Console packages bind, pam, and rpm.NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
50804CentOS 5 : pam (CESA-2010:0819)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
50644RHEL 6 : pam (RHSA-2010:0891)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
50626Fedora 12 : pam-1.1.1-6.fc12 (2010-17133)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
50508Fedora 14 : pam-1.1.1-6.fc14 (2010-17155)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
50486Fedora 13 : pam-1.1.1-6.fc13 (2010-17112)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
50472Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam (MDVSA-2010:220)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
50447RHEL 5 : pam (RHSA-2010:0819)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium