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Sudo Heap-Based Buffer Overflow (Baron Samedit) Vulnerability (Version-based LSC)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

Sudo is prone to a heap-based buffer overflow dubbed 'Baron Samedit'.

Insight

Insight

Sudo is allowing privilege escalation to root via 'sudoedit -s' and a command-line argument that ends with a single backslash character.

Affected Software

Affected Software

All legacy versions from 1.8.2 to 1.8.31p2 and all stable versions from 1.9.0 to 1.9.5p1 in their default configuration.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Update to version 1.9.5p2 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)