Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2004:133)

High Nessus Plugin ID 15738


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Liam Helmer discovered a flow in sudo's environment sanitizing. This flaw could allow a malicious users with permission to run a shell script that uses the bash shell to run arbitrary commands.

The problem is fixed in sudo 1.6.8p2; the provided packages have been patched to correct the issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15738

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-133.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/17

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:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/15

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1051

MDKSA: 2004:133