Oracle Linux 5 : sudo (ELSA-2014-0266)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72922


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0266 :

An updated sudo package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 sudo handled its blacklist of environment variables. When the 'env_reset' option was disabled, a user permitted to run certain commands via sudo could use this flaw to run such a command with one of the blacklisted environment variables set, allowing them to run an arbitrary command with the target user's privileges. (CVE-2014-0106)

Note: This issue does not affect the default configuration of the sudo package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat would like to thank Todd C. Miller for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Sebastien Macke as the original reporter.

All sudo users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected sudo package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72922

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0266.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/11

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0106

BID: 65997

OSVDB: 104086

RHSA: 2014:0266