Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:049)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44919


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

sudo 1.6.x before 1.6.9p21 and 1.7.x before 1.7.2p4, when a pseudo-command is enabled, permits a match between the name of the pseudo-command and the name of an executable file in an arbitrary directory, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted executable file, as demonstrated by a file named sudoedit in a user's home directory (CVE-2010-0426).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44919

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-049.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/02/26

Modified: 2014/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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: 2010/02/25

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0426

BID: 38362

MDVSA: 2010:049

CWE: 264