Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2005:103)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A race condition was discovered in sudo by Charles Morris. This could
lead to the escalation of privileges if /etc/sudoers allowed a user to
execute selected programs that were then followed by another line
containing the pseudo-command 'ALL'. By creating symbolic links at a
certain time, that user could execute arbitrary commands.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

See also :

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/path_race.html

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18550 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-103.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1993

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