Amazon Linux AMI : sudo (ALAS-2017-855)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101272

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

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)

Solution

Run 'yum update sudo' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-855.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101272

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-855.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/07

Updated: 2018/07/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sudo-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sudo-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000368

ALAS: 2017-855

RHSA: 2017:1574