FreeBSD : sudo -- potential privilege escalation via symlink misconfiguration (2e8cdd36-c3cc-11e5-b5fe-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

MITRE reports :

sudoedit in Sudo before 1.8.15 allows local users to gain privileges
via a symlink attack on a file whose full path is defined using
multiple wildcards in /etc/sudoers, as demonstrated by

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 88149 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5602

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