Debian DSA-2642-1 : sudo - several issues

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65179


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo, a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2013-1775 Marco Schoepl discovered an authentication bypass when the clock is set to the UNIX epoch [00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970].

- CVE-2013-1776 Ryan Castellucci and James Ogden discovered aspects of an issue that would allow session id hijacking from another authorized tty.


Upgrade the sudo packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65179

File Name: debian_DSA-2642.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/11/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:sudo, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2013

Exploitable With


Metasploit (Mac OS X Sudo Password Bypass)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1775, CVE-2013-1776, CVE-2013-2776, CVE-2013-2777

BID: 58203, 58207

DSA: 2642