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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60854


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found in the way sudo handled Runas specifications containing both a user and a group list. If a local user were authorized by the sudoers file to perform their sudo commands with the privileges of a specified user and group, they could use this flaw to run those commands with the privileges of either an arbitrary user or group on the system. (CVE-2010-2956)


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60854

File Name: sl_20100907_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: 2010/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2956