Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2010:175)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49205


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

Sudo 1.7.0 through 1.7.4p3, when a Runas group is configured, does not properly handle use of the -u option in conjunction with the -g option, which allows local users to gain privileges via a command line containing a -u root sequence (CVE-2010-2956).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49205

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-175.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/13

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:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2956

MDVSA: 2010:175