GLSA-201406-30 : sudo: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76287


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-30 (sudo: Privilege escalation)

When the Sudo env_reset option is disabled (it is enabled by default), certain environment variables are not blacklisted as expected.
Impact :

A local attacker, authorized to run commands using sudo, can use this flaw to execute arbitrary code or escalate his privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/sudo-1.8.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76287

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/28

Modified: 2015/08/17

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:gentoo:linux:sudo, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0106

BID: 65997

OSVDB: 104086

GLSA: 201406-30