Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the default sudo configuration
preserved the value of INPUTRC from the user's
environment, which could lead to information disclosure.
A local user with sudo access to a restricted program
that uses readline could use this flaw to read content
from specially formatted files with elevated privileges
provided by sudo. (CVE-2016-7091)

Note: With this update, INPUTRC was removed from the env_keep list in
/etc/sudoers to avoid having sudo preserve the value of this variable
when invoking privileged commands.

Additional Changes :

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected sudo, sudo-debuginfo and / or sudo-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95861 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7091

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