GLSA-201009-03 : sudo: Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201009-03
(sudo: Privilege Escalation)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in sudo:
Evan
Broder and Anders Kaseorg of Ksplice, Inc. reported that the sudo
'secure path' feature does not properly handle multiple PATH variables
(CVE-2010-1646).
Markus Wuethrich of Swiss Post reported that
sudo fails to restrict access when using Runas groups and the group
(-g) command line option (CVE-2010-2956).

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to gain the
ability to run certain commands with the privileges of other users,
including root, depending on the configuration.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201009-03.xml

Solution :

All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.7.4_p3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49124 (gentoo_GLSA-201009-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1646
CVE-2010-2956