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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:52:46 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: CVE request: sudo does not ask for password on GID changes

A Debian bug report noted that sudo does not access for a password on
GID changes, like it does for UID changes.  This could allow a user to
execute commands using '-g [group]' without being prompted for their

It uses a (newer?) syntax; on 1.6.7p5 at least the '(ALL:ALL)'
specification gives a syntax error; I'm not sure when this behaviour was


Could a CVE name be assigned to this please?


Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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