Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2002:003)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13911


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


The SuSE Security Team discovered a vulnerability in sudo that can be exploited to obtain root privilege because sudo is installed setuid root. An attacker could trick sudo to log failed sudo calls executing the sendmail (or equivalent mailer) program with root privileges and an environment that is not completely clean. This problem has been fixed upstream by the author in sudo 1.6.4 and it is highly recommended that all users upgrade regardless of what mailer you are using.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13911

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/01/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0043

MDKSA: 2002:003