Scientific Linux Security Update : sudo on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95871


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


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the sudo noexec restriction could have been bypassed if application run via sudo executed system(), popen(), or wordexp() C library functions with a user-supplied argument. A local user permitted to run such application via sudo with noexec restriction could use these flaws to execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-7032, CVE-2016-7076)

These issues were discovered by Florian Weimer (Red Hat).


Update the affected sudo, sudo-debuginfo and / or sudo-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95871

File Name: sl_20161206_sudo_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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


Base Score: 7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7032, CVE-2016-7076