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A flaw was found in the way sudo handled time stamp files. An attacker
able to run code as a local user and with the ability to control the
system clock could possibly gain additional privileges by running
commands that the victim user was allowed to run via sudo, without
knowing the victim's password. (CVE-2013-1775)
It was found that sudo did not properly validate the controlling
terminal device when the tty_tickets option was enabled in the
/etc/sudoers file. An attacker able to run code as a local user could
possibly gain additional privileges by running commands that the
victim user was allowed to run via sudo, without knowing the victim's
password. (CVE-2013-2776, CVE-2013-2777)
This update also fixes the following bugs :
- Previously, sudo did not support netgroup filtering for
sources from the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD).
Consequently, SSSD rules were applied to all users even
when they did not belong to the specified netgroup. With
this update, netgroup filtering for SSSD sources has
been implemented. As a result, rules with a netgroup
specification are applied only to users that are part of
- When the sudo utility set up the environment in which it
ran a command, it reset the value of the RLIMIT_NPROC
resource limit to the parent's value of this limit if
both the soft (current) and hard (maximum) values of
RLIMIT_NPROC were not limited. An upstream patch has
been provided to address this bug and RLIMIT_NPROC can
now be set to 'unlimited'.
- Due to the refactoring of the sudo code by upstream, the
SUDO_USER variable that stores the name of the user
running the sudo command was not logged to the
/var/log/secure file as before. Consequently, user name
'root' was always recorded instead of the real user
name. With this update, the previous behavior of sudo
has been restored. As a result, the expected user name
is now written to /var/log/secure.
- Due to an error in a loop condition in sudo's rule
listing code, a buffer overflow could have occurred in
certain cases. This condition has been fixed and the
buffer overflow no longer occurs.
In addition, this update adds the following enhancements :
- With this update, sudo has been modified to send debug
messages about netgroup matching to the debug log. These
messages should provide better understanding of how sudo
matches netgroup database records with values from the
running system and what the values are exactly.
- With this update, sudo has been modified to accept the
ipa_hostname value from the /etc/sssd/sssd.conf
configuration file when matching netgroups.
See also :
Update the affected sudo, sudo-debuginfo and / or sudo-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : true