Bug 1071780 (CVE-2014-0106) - CVE-2014-0106 sudo: certain environment variables not sanitized when env_reset is disabled
Summary: CVE-2014-0106 sudo: certain environment variables not sanitized when env_rese...
Alias: CVE-2014-0106
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1072210 1072211
Blocks: 1071787
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Reported: 2014-03-03 07:24 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2023-05-12 02:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: sudo 1.8.5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-03-10 16:04:00 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0266 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: sudo security update 2014-03-10 19:46:22 UTC

Description Murray McAllister 2014-03-03 07:24:42 UTC
It was found that, when the Sudo env_reset option was disabled (it is enabled by default), certain environment variables were not blacklisted as expected. A local user authorized to run commands using sudo could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code, allowing them to escalate their privileges.

This issue affects Sudo versions 1.6.9 to 1.8.4p5. Versions 1.8.5 and later are not affected.


Red Hat would like to thank Todd C. Miller for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Sebastien Macke as the original reporter.

Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-05 04:32:57 UTC
The "env_reset" option is enabled in the version of sudo as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, therefore this flaw does not affect the default configurations of the package.


This issue did not affect the version of sudo package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-03-05 04:35:20 UTC
This issue does not affect the version of sudo as shipped with Fedora 19 and Fedora 20.

Comment 7 Murray McAllister 2014-03-06 03:46:37 UTC
Public now:


Upstream fix: http://www.sudo.ws/repos/sudo/rev/748cefb49422

Comment 8 Murray McAllister 2014-03-06 03:48:00 UTC
External References:


Comment 9 Martin Prpič 2014-03-06 17:02:30 UTC
Note: This issue only has a security impact on configurations in which a user is permitted to run a limited number of commands with elevated privileges (for example, only commands to start/stop/restart a service). This issue has no impact on configurations in which users are permitted to run arbitrary commands with a target user's privileges.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2014-03-10 15:46:54 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2014:0266 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0266.html

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