Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2001:024-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61898
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used by an attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used to delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for specific commands.
The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer pam versions and thus would not install or work correctly under Linux- Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependency issue as well as provides the correct pam configuration file.
SolutionUpdate the affected sudo package.