GLSA-201203-06 : 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-201203-06
(sudo: Privilege escalation)

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo:
When the sudoers file is configured with a Runas group, sudo does not
prompt for a password when changing to the new group (CVE-2011-0010).
A format string vulnerability exists in the 'sudo_debug()' function

Impact :

A local attacker could possibly gain the ability to run arbitrary
commands with the privileges of other users or groups, including root.

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-1.8.3_p2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58216 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45774

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0010