Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : sudo vulnerability (USN-956-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Evan Broder and Anders Kaseorg discovered that sudo did not properly
sanitize its environment when configured to use secure_path (the
default in Ubuntu). A local attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code as root if sudo was configured to allow the attacker to
use a program that interpreted the PATH environment variable.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo and / or sudo-ldap packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 47575 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40538

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1646