This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated sudo package that fixes one security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.
The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give
certain users the ability to run commands as root.
The RHBA-2010:0212 sudo update released as part of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.5 added the ability to change the value of the ignore_dot
option in the '/etc/sudoers' configuration file. This ability
introduced a regression in the upstream fix for CVE-2010-0426. In
configurations where the ignore_dot option was set to off (the default
is on for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 sudo package), a local user
authorized to use the sudoedit pseudo-command could possibly run
arbitrary commands with the privileges of the users sudoedit was
authorized to run as. (CVE-2010-1163)
Red Hat would like to thank Todd C. Miller, the upstream sudo
maintainer, for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream
acknowledges Valerio Costamagna as the original reporter.
Users of sudo should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected sudo package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
Public Exploit Available : true