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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38137
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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: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 2/4/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0034

BID: 33517

MDVSA: 2009:033

CWE: 264