Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : sudo vulnerability (USN-213-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in sudo.
On executing shell scripts with sudo, the 'P4' and 'SHELLOPTS'
environment variables were not cleaned properly. If sudo is set up to
grant limited sudo privileges to normal users this could be exploited
to run arbitrary commands as the target user.

Updated packags for Ubuntu 4.10 :.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20631 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2959