Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:052)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44955


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, when the runas_default option is used, does not properly set group memberships, which allows local users to gain privileges via a sudo command (CVE-2010-0427).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44955

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-052.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/02

Modified: 2014/11/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, 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: 2010/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0427

BID: 38432

MDVSA: 2010:052

CWE: 264