Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Charles Morris discovered a race condition in sudo which could lead to
privilege escalation. If /etc/sudoers allowed a user the execution of
selected programs, and this was followed by another line containing
the pseudo-command 'ALL', that user could execute arbitrary commands
with sudo by creating symbolic links at a certain time.
Please note that this does not affect a standard Ubuntu installation.
Update the affected sudo package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20535 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1993