Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sudo (MDKSA-2001:024-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61898


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A 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.

Update :

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.


Update the affected sudo package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61898

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-024.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2015/12/30

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: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0279

MDKSA: 2001:024-1