GLSA-201009-03 : sudo: Privilege Escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49124
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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).
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.7.4_p3-r1'