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

High Nessus Plugin ID 101041


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that the original fix for CVE-2017-1000367 was incomplete. 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-2017-1000368)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101041

File Name: sl_20170623_sudo_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/26

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/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: 2017/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000367, CVE-2017-1000368

IAVA: 2017-A-0165