Ubuntu pam-xdg-support module privilege escalation
|ubuntu-cve20131052-priv-esc (82918)||High Risk|
The Ubuntu pam-xdg-support module could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the improper handling of the PATH environment variable. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Refer to USN-1766-1 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- USN-1766-1: pam-xdg-support vulnerability.
- BID-58550: Ubuntu 'pam-xdg-support' Module CVE-2013-1052 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2013-1052: pam-xdg-support, as used in Ubuntu 12.10, does not properly handle the PATH environment variable, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors related to sudo.
- Canonical Ubuntu 12.10
Mar 18, 2013
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