Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2009:033)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38137


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been identified in sudo which allowed - depending on the sudoers rules - a sudo-user to execute arbitrary shell commands as root (CVE-2009-0034).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38137

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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: 2009/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0034

BID: 33517

MDVSA: 2009:033

CWE: 264