Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61363


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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: 61363

File Name: sl_20120716_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: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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: 2012/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337