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sudo: Privilege escalation


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201207-01 / sudo
Release Date July 09, 2012
Latest Revision July 09, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/sudo < 1.8.5_p1 >= 1.8.5_p1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #416281


A vulnerability has been found in sudo which may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.

2.  Impact Information


sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run commands as other users. Access to commands may also be granted on a range to hosts.


An error in sudo may allow unintended IPv4 hosts to be granted access to commands.


A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.8.5_p1"

4.  References


Page updated July 09, 2012

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