Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:078-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45564


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

The command matching functionality in sudo 1.6.8 through 1.7.2p5 does not properly handle when a file in the current working directory has the same name as a pseudo-command in the sudoers file and the PATH contains an entry for ., which allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via a Trojan horse executable, as demonstrated using sudoedit, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0426 (CVE-2010-1163).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45564

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/19

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: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: 2010/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1163

BID: 39468

MDVSA: 2010:078-1