Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDVSA-2012:079)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59221


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in sudo :

A flaw exists in the IP network matching code in sudo versions 1.6.9p3 through 1.8.4p4 that may result in the local host being matched even though it is not actually part of the network described by the IP address and associated netmask listed in the sudoers file or in LDAP.
As a result, users authorized to run commands on certain IP networks may be able to run commands on hosts that belong to other networks not explicitly listed in sudoers (CVE-2012-2337

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59221

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-079.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 5/22/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337

BID: 53569

MDVSA: 2012:079