RHEL 5 / 6 : sudo (RHSA-2012:1081)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59982


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated sudo package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give certain users the ability to run commands as root.

A flaw was found in the way the network matching code in sudo handled multiple IP networks listed in user specification configuration directives. A user, who is authorized to run commands with sudo on specific hosts, could use this flaw to bypass intended restrictions and run those commands on hosts not matched by any of the network specifications. (CVE-2012-2337)

All users of sudo are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo and / or sudo-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59982

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1081.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/17

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sudo-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337

BID: 53569

OSVDB: 81982

RHSA: 2012:1081