Oracle Linux 7 : sudo (ELSA-2016-2593)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94713


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2593 :

An update for sudo is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The sudo packages contain the sudo utility which allows system administrators to provide certain users with the permission to execute privileged commands, which are used for system management purposes, without having to log in as root.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the default sudo configuration preserved the value of INPUTRC from the user's environment, which could lead to information disclosure. A local user with sudo access to a restricted program that uses readline could use this flaw to read content from specially formatted files with elevated privileges provided by sudo.

Note: With this update, INPUTRC was removed from the env_keep list in /etc/sudoers to avoid having sudo preserve the value of this variable when invoking privileged commands.

Red Hat would like to thank Grisha Levit for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected sudo packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94713

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2593.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/11

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sudo, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sudo-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7091

OSVDB: 140115

RHSA: 2016:2593