Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2001:024-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an
attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to
delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific

Update :

The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer pam
versions and thus would not install or work correctly under Linux-
Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependency issue as well as
provides the correct pam configuration file.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61898 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0279

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