Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:118)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47041


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in sudo :

The secure path feature in env.c in sudo 1.3.1 through 1.6.9p22 and 1.7.0 through 1.7.2p6 does not properly handle an environment that contains multiple PATH variables, which might allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted value of the last PATH variable (CVE-2010-1646).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47041

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-118.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/06/18

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1646

MDVSA: 2010:118