GLSA-201207-01 : sudo: Privilege escalation

high Nessus Plugin ID 59893


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-01 (sudo: Privilege escalation)

An error in sudo may allow unintended IPv4 hosts to be granted access to commands.
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
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-1.8.5_p1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59893

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201207-01.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 7/10/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337

BID: 53569

GLSA: 201207-01