Fedora 12 : sudo-1.7.4p4-2.fc12 (2010-14996)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49721


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- reset $HOME when the `-i' option is used

- update to new upstream version

- sudo now uses /var/db/sudo for timestamps

- new command available: sudoreplay

- use native audit support

- corrected license field value: BSD -> ISC

- added env_keep += HOME (see rhbz#614025) for backwards compatibility

- added Defaults !visiblepw

- fixes CVE-2010-2956

- use_pty option can be used to avoid the issue reported in #479145

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49721

File Name: fedora_2010-14996.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/10/06

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:sudo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2956

BID: 43019

FEDORA: 2010-14996