CVE-2019-19232

2019-12-19T00:00:00
ID UB:CVE-2019-19232
Type ubuntucve
Reporter ubuntu.com
Modified 2019-12-19T00:00:00

Description

DISPUTED In 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. NOTE: The software maintainer believes that this is not a vulnerability because running a command via sudo as a user not present in the local password database is an intentional feature. Because this behavior surprised some users, sudo 1.8.30 introduced an option to enable/disable this behavior with the default being disabled. However, this does not change the fact that sudo was behaving as intended, and as documented, in earlier versions.

Bugs

  • <https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=947225>

Notes

Author| Note
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mdeslaur | upstream sudo has disputed this CVE, sudo works as intended and as documented, so marking this as not-affected.