SSA-18705 sudo upgrade fixes a potential vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a security update.

Description :

New sudo packages are available to fix a security problem which may allow
users to become root, or to execute arbitrary code as root.

Heres's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

Thu Apr 25 12:00:50 PDT 2002
patches/packages/sudo.tgz: Upgraded to sudo-1.6.6.
This version of sudo fixes a security problem whereby a local user may gain
root access through corruption of the heap (Off-By-Five).
This issue was discovered by Global InterSec LLC, and more information may
be found on their web site:
The discussion on the site indicates that this problem may only be exploitable
on systems that use PAM, which Slackware does not use. However, in the
absence of proof, it still seems prudent to upgrade sudo immediately.
(* Security fix *)

Solution :

Update the packages that are referenced in the security advisory.

Risk factor :


Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18705 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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