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USN213-1 : sudo vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
sudo vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "sudo" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in sudo.
On executing shell scripts with sudo, the "P4" and "SHELLOPTS"
environment variables were not cleaned properly. If sudo is set up to
grant limited sudo rights to normal users this could be exploited
to run arbitrary commands as the target user.

Updated packags for Ubuntu 4.10:

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- sudo-1.6.8p9-2ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- sudo-1.6.8p9-2ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- sudo-1.6.8p9-2ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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