How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote host is missing a security update.
New sudo packages are available to fix a security problem which may allow
users to become root, or to execute arbitrary code as root.
Heres's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:
Thu Apr 25 12:00:50 PDT 2002
patches/packages/sudo.tgz: Upgraded to sudo-1.6.6.
This version of sudo fixes a security problem whereby a local user may gain
root access through corruption of the heap (Off-By-Five).
This issue was discovered by Global InterSec LLC, and more information may
be found on their web site:
The discussion on the site indicates that this problem may only be exploitable
on systems that use PAM, which Slackware does not use. However, in the
absence of proof, it still seems prudent to upgrade sudo immediately.
(* Security fix *)
Update the packages that are referenced in the security advisory.
Risk factor :
Family: Slackware Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18705 ()
Nessus Professional: Scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreNessus Cloud: The power of Nessus for teams – from the cloud
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.