openSUSE Security Update : sudo (openSUSE-SU-2010:0591-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49168


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


sudo's handling of the -g command line option allowed to also specify
-u in some cases, therefore allowing users to actually run commands as root (CVE-2010-2956).


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49168

File Name: suse_11_2_sudo-100907.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/09/09

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:sudo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2956