GLSA-201203-06 : sudo: Privilege escalation
High Nessus Plugin ID 58216
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-06 (sudo: Privilege escalation)
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo:
When the sudoers file is configured with a Runas group, sudo does not prompt for a password when changing to the new group (CVE-2011-0010).
A format string vulnerability exists in the 'sudo_debug()' function (CVE-2012-0809).
A local attacker could possibly gain the ability to run arbitrary commands with the privileges of other users or groups, including root.
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-1.8.3_p2'