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In Sudo before 1.9.12p2, the sudoedit (aka -e) feature mishandles extra arguments passed in the user-provided environment variables (SUDO_EDITOR, VISUAL, and EDITOR), allowing a local attacker to append arbitrary entries to the list of files to process. This can lead to privilege escalation. Affected versions are 1.8.0 through 1.9.12.p1. The problem exists because a user-specified editor may contain a -- argument that defeats a protection mechanism, e.g., an EDITOR=\'vim -- /path/to/extra/file\' value.

Priority: --
CVSS v3: 7.8
Component: sudo
Publish Date: Jan 18, 2023
Related ID: --
Modified Date: Jan 27, 2023

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Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Wind River Linux LTS 17 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 8 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 9 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux 7 Requires LTSS -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 21 Investigate LIN1021-5108
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Wind River Linux LTS 22 Investigate -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 18 Investigate LIN1018-10243
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Wind River Linux LTS 19 Investigate LIN1019-9335
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Wind River Linux CD release Investigate -- -- --
VxWorks 7 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 6.9 Not Vulnerable -- -- --

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