Debian DSA-2006-1 : sudo - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44970


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo, a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2010-0426 It was discovered that sudo 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.

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


Upgrade the sudo package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.9p17-2+lenny1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44970

File Name: debian_DSA-2006.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/04

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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:debian:debian_linux:sudo, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/02

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0426, CVE-2010-0427

BID: 38362, 38432

DSA: 2006

CWE: 264