Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : sudo vulnerabilities (USN-3968-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 124679
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFlorian Weimer discovered that Sudo incorrectly handled the noexec restriction when used with certain applications. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass configured restrictions and execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2016-7076)
It 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.