Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60529


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered in a way sudo handled group specifications in 'run as' lists in the sudoers configuration file. If sudo configuration allowed a user to run commands as any user of some group and the user was also a member of that group, sudo incorrectly allowed them to run defined commands with the privileges of any system user.
This gave the user unintended privileges. (CVE-2009-0034)


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60529

File Name: sl_20090205_sudo_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0034

CWE: 264