Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : sudo vulnerability (USN-213-1)

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 :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in sudo.
On executing shell scripts with sudo, the 'P4' and 'SHELLOPTS'
environment variables were not cleaned properly. If sudo is set up to
grant limited sudo privileges to normal users this could be exploited
to run arbitrary commands as the target user.

Updated packags for Ubuntu 4.10 :.

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20631 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2959

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