Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100537


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- A flaw was found in the way sudo parsed tty information from the process status file in the proc filesystem. A local user with privileges to execute commands via sudo could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2017-1000367)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100537

File Name: sl_20170530_sudo_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/31

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000367

IAVA: 2017-A-0165