GLSA-201009-03 : sudo: Privilege Escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49124


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201009-03 (sudo: Privilege Escalation)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in sudo:
Evan Broder and Anders Kaseorg of Ksplice, Inc. reported that the sudo 'secure path' feature does not properly handle multiple PATH variables (CVE-2010-1646).
Markus Wuethrich of Swiss Post reported that sudo fails to restrict access when using Runas groups and the group (-g) command line option (CVE-2010-2956).
Impact :

A local attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to gain the ability to run certain commands with the privileges of other users, including root, depending on the configuration.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.7.4_p3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49124

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201009-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1646, CVE-2010-2956

OSVDB: 65083, 67842

GLSA: 201009-03