GLSA-202101-33 : sudo: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 145477
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202101-33 (sudo: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Local users are able to gain unauthorized privileges on the system or determine the existence of files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.9.5_p2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145477

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202101-33.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 1/27/2021

Updated: 3/15/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3156


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Sudo Heap-Based Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23239, CVE-2021-23240, CVE-2021-3156

GLSA: 202101-33

IAVA: 2021-A-0053