Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : sudo vulnerability (USN-1046-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Alexander Kurtz discovered that sudo would not prompt for a password
when a group was specified in the Runas_Spec. A local attacker could
exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the specified group if sudo
was configured to allow the attacker to use a program as this group.
The group Runas_Spec is not used in the default installation of

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51643 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45774

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0010