Debian DSA-596-2 : sudo - missing input sanitising

high Nessus Plugin ID 15825
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Liam Helmer noticed that sudo, a program that provides limited super user privileges to specific users, does not clean the environment sufficiently. Bash functions and the CDPATH variable are still passed through to the program running as privileged user, leaving possibilities to overload system routines. These vulnerabilities can only be exploited by users who have been granted limited super user privileges.


Upgrade the sudo package.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.6-1.3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15825

File Name: debian_DSA-596.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/24/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sudo, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/24/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2004

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1051

DSA: 596