Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:049)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

sudo 1.6.x before 1.6.9p21 and 1.7.x before 1.7.2p4, when a
pseudo-command is enabled, permits a match between the name of the
pseudo-command and the name of an executable file in an arbitrary
directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted
executable file, as demonstrated by a file named sudoedit in a user's
home directory (CVE-2010-0426).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44919 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-049.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38362

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0426

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