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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60784


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


In configurations where the ignore_dot option was set to off (the default is on for the Scientific Linux 5 sudo package), a local user authorized to use the sudoedit pseudo-command could possibly run arbitrary commands with the privileges of the users sudoedit was authorized to run as. (CVE-2010-1163)


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60784

File Name: sl_20100420_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: 2010/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1163