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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60803


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way sudo handled the presence of duplicated environment variables. A local user authorized to run commands using sudo could use this flaw to set additional values for the environment variables set by sudo, which could result in those values being used by the executed command instead of the values set by sudo. This could possibly lead to certain intended restrictions being bypassed, such as the secure_path setting. (CVE-2010-1646)


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60803

File Name: sl_20100615_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: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/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: 2010/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1646