Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : sudo vulnerability (USN-142-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Charles Morris discovered a race condition in sudo which could lead to
privilege escalation. If /etc/sudoers allowed a user the execution of
selected programs, and this was followed by another line containing
the pseudo-command 'ALL', that user could execute arbitrary commands
with sudo by creating symbolic links at a certain time.

Please note that this does not affect a standard Ubuntu installation.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20535 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1993

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