FreeBSD : sudo -- potential privilege escalation via symlink misconfiguration (2e8cdd36-c3cc-11e5-b5fe-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88149


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


MITRE reports :

sudoedit in Sudo before 1.8.15 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a file whose full path is defined using multiple wildcards in /etc/sudoers, as demonstrated by '/home/*/*/file.txt.'


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88149

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2e8cdd36c3cc11e5b5fe002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/26

Modified: 2016/01/26

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:freebsd:freebsd:sudo, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5602

EDB-ID: 37710