GLSA-201009-03 : sudo: Privilege Escalation

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in sudo:
Broder and Anders Kaseorg of Ksplice, Inc. reported that the sudo
'secure path' feature does not properly handle multiple PATH variables
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 :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1646