Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1964-1] sudo security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

Medium Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'sudo' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1964-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
In sudo, a program that provides limited super user privileges to specific users, an attacker with access to a Runas ALL sudoer account can bypass certain policy blacklists and session PAM modules, and can cause incorrect logging, by invoking sudo with a crafted user ID. For example, this allows bypass of (ALL,!root) configuration for a 'sudo -u#-1' command. See the referenced vendor advisory for further information.

Affected Versions:
'sudo' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.10p3-1+deb8u6. We recommend that you upgrade your sudo Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-10-18 02:00:06

Modification Time:

2019-10-18 02:00:06

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