FreeBSD : sudo -- local privilege escalation (908f4cf2-1e8b-11e0-a587-001b77d09812)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Todd Miller reports :

Beginning with sudo version 1.7.0 it has been possible to grant
permission to run a command using a specified group via sudo's -g
option (run as group), if allowed by the sudoers file. A flaw exists
in sudo's password checking logic that allows a user to run a command
with only the group changed without being prompted for a password.

See also :

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/runas_group_pw.html
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=609641
http://www.nessus.org/u?4bccc4a7

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51521 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0010

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