Executive Summary

Name CVE-2005-2959 First vendor Publication 2005-10-25
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2018-10-03

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.6 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in sudo 1.6.8 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via the (1) SHELLOPTS and (2) PS4 environment variables before executing a bash script on behalf of another user, which are not cleared even though other variables are.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2959

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

Id Name
CAPEC-3 Using Leading 'Ghost' Character Sequences to Bypass Input Filters
CAPEC-6 Argument Injection
CAPEC-15 Command Delimiters
CAPEC-18 Embedding Scripts in Nonscript Elements
CAPEC-43 Exploiting Multiple Input Interpretation Layers
CAPEC-63 Simple Script Injection
CAPEC-71 Using Unicode Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic
CAPEC-73 User-Controlled Filename
CAPEC-85 Client Network Footprinting (using AJAX/XSS)
CAPEC-86 Embedding Script (XSS ) in HTTP Headers
CAPEC-163 Spear Phishing

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 32

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-11-17 Name : Mac OS X Version
File : nvt/macosx_version.nasl
2008-09-04 Name : FreeBSD Ports: sudo
File : nvt/freebsd_sudo3.nasl
2008-01-17 Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 870-1 (sudo)
File : nvt/deb_870_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
20303 Sudo Environment Variable Manipulation Local Privilege Escalation

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2007-03-13 Name : The remote host is missing a Mac OS X update which fixes a security issue.
File : macosx_10_4_9.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-10-14 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-870.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-05-13 Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
File : freebsd_pkg_1b7250799ef611dab410000e0c2e438a.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2006-01-15 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-213-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2005-11-02 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2005-201.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
APPLE http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Mar/msg00002.html
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15191
CERT http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-072A.html
CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305214
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-870
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:201
OPENPKG http://www.openpkg.org/security/OpenPKG-SA-2006.002-sudo.html
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/17318
SUSE http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_02_sr.html
UBUNTU https://usn.ubuntu.com/213-1/
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0930

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