CVE-2012-3440

NameCVE-2012-3440
DescriptionA certain Red Hat script for sudo 1.7.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /var/tmp/nsswitch.conf.bak temporary file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sudo (PTS)stretch1.8.19p1-2.1+deb9u2fixed
stretch (security)1.8.19p1-2.1+deb9u3fixed
buster, buster (security)1.8.27-1+deb10u3fixed
bullseye, sid1.9.5p2-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sudosource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- sudo <not-affected> (Red Hat-specific postinst script)

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