DescriptionIn Sudo through 1.8.29, an attacker with access to a Runas ALL sudoer account can impersonate a nonexistent user by invoking sudo with a numeric uid that is not associated with any user.
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
Debian Bugs947225

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sudo (PTS)jessie1.8.10p3-1+deb8u5vulnerable
jessie (security)1.8.10p3-1+deb8u6vulnerable
stretch (security)1.8.19p1-2.1+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, buster (security)1.8.27-1+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid1.8.29-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - sudo <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - sudo <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - sudo <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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