CVE-2015-5602

NameCVE-2015-5602
Descriptionsudoedit in Sudo before 1.8.15 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a file whose full path is defined using multiple wildcards in /etc/sudoers, as demonstrated by "/home/*/*/file.txt."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-382-1, DSA-3440-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs804149

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sudo (PTS)wheezy1.8.5p2-1+nmu3+deb7u1fixed
wheezy (security)1.8.5p2-1+nmu3+deb7u4fixed
jessie1.8.10p3-1+deb8u5fixed
jessie (security)1.8.10p3-1+deb8u4fixed
stretch1.8.19p1-2.1fixed
buster, sid1.8.21p2-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sudosource(unstable)1.8.15-1.1high804149
sudosourcejessie1.8.10p3-1+deb8u3highDSA-3440-1
sudosourcesqueeze1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.6highDLA-382-1
sudosourcewheezy1.8.5p2-1+nmu3+deb7u1highDSA-3440-1

Notes

http://bugzilla.sudo.ws/show_bug.cgi?id=707
http://www.sudo.ws/repos/sudo/rev/9636fd256325
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1277426
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sudo/+bug/1512781

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