Debian DSA-2478-1 : sudo - parsing error

high Nessus Plugin ID 59250


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that sudo misparsed network masks used in Host and Host_List stanzas. This allowed the execution of commands on hosts, where the user would not be allowed to run the specified command.


Upgrade the sudo packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59250

File Name: debian_DSA-2478.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/24/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sudo, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337

BID: 53569

DSA: 2478