Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way sudo handled Runas specifications
containing both a user and a group list. If a local user were
authorized by the sudoers file to perform their sudo commands with the
privileges of a specified user and group, they could use this flaw to
run those commands with the privileges of either an arbitrary user or
group on the system. (CVE-2010-2956)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60854 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2956