Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2005:103)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18550


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A race condition was discovered in sudo by Charles Morris. This could lead to the escalation of privileges if /etc/sudoers allowed a user to execute selected programs that were then followed by another line containing the pseudo-command 'ALL'. By creating symbolic links at a certain time, that user could execute arbitrary commands.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18550

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/23

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1993

MDKSA: 2005:103