Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2005:201)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that sudo does not perform sufficient
environment cleaning; in particular the SHELLOPTS and PS4 variables
are still passed to the program running as an alternate user which can
result in the execution of arbitrary commands as the alternate user
when a bash script is executed.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20127 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-201.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2959

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