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CVE-2010-3853

Published: 24 January 2011

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.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
pam
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
hardy
Released (0.99.7.1-5ubuntu6.3)
karmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid
Released (1.1.1-2ubuntu5.2)
maverick
Released (1.1.1-4ubuntu2.2)
natty
Released (1.1.2-2ubuntu8.2)
upstream
Released (1.1.3)
Patches:
upstream: http://pam.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pam/Linux-PAM/modules/pam_namespace/pam_namespace.c?r1=1.12&r2=1.13&view=patch