Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : sudo vulnerability (USN-2533-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Jakub Wilk and Stephane Chazelas discovered that Sudo incorrectly
handled the TZ environment variable. An attacker with Sudo access
could possibly use this issue to open arbitrary files, bypassing
intended permissions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected sudo and / or sudo-ldap packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81881 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72649

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9680

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