GLSA-201203-06 : sudo: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 58216


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly gain the ability to run arbitrary commands with the privileges of other users or groups, including root.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.8.3_p2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58216

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201203-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/03/06

Modified: 2016/09/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0010, CVE-2012-0809

BID: 45774, 51719

GLSA: 201203-06