Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:078-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

The command matching functionality in sudo 1.6.8 through 1.7.2p5 does
not properly handle when a file in the current working directory has
the same name as a pseudo-command in the sudoers file and the PATH
contains an entry for ., which allows local users to execute arbitrary
commands via a Trojan horse executable, as demonstrated using
sudoedit, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0426
(CVE-2010-1163).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance
Program.

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: 45564 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-078.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 39468

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1163

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