Amazon Linux AMI : sudo (ALAS-2012-110)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69600


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


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)


Run 'yum update sudo' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69600

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-110.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:sudo-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2337

ALAS: 2012-110

RHSA: 2012:1081