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Debian Security Advisory DSA 128-1 (sudo)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

15 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to sudo announced via advisory DSA 128-1.

Insight

Insight

fc found a buffer overflow in the variable expansion code used by sudo for its prompt. Since sudo is necessarily installed suid root a local user can use this to gain root access. This has been fixed in version 1.6.2-2.2 and we recommend that you upgrade

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20128-1

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