Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

In configurations where the ignore_dot option was set to off (the
default is on for the Scientific Linux 5 sudo package), a local user
authorized to use the sudoedit pseudo-command could possibly run
arbitrary commands with the privileges of the users sudoedit was
authorized to run as. (CVE-2010-1163)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60784 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1163

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