Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : sudo vulnerability (USN-3304-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100549
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Sudo did not properly parse the contents of /proc/[pid]/stat when attempting to determine its controlling tty. A local attacker in some configurations could possibly use this to overwrite any file on the filesystem, bypassing intended permissions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected sudo and / or sudo-ldap packages.