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sudo: Privilege escalation

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201006-09 / sudo
Release Date June 01, 2010
Latest Revision June 01, 2010: 01
Impact high
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/sudo < 1.7.2_p6 >= 1.7.2_p6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #321697

Synopsis

A flaw in sudo's -e option may allow local attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

2.  Impact Information

Background

sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run commands as other users.

Description

The command matching functionality does not properly handle when a file in the current working directory has the same name as a pseudo-command in the sudoers file and the PATH contains an entry for ".".

Impact

A local attacker with the permission to run sudoedit could, under certain circumstances, execute arbitrary commands as whichever user he has permission to run sudoedit as, typically root.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.7.2_p6"

4.  References



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