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Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0443
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0443
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0443

Vulnerability Insight:
An unauthorized privilege escalation was found in sudoedit in sudo before 1.8.15 when a user is granted with root access to modify a particular file that could be located in a subset of directories. It seems that sudoedit does not check the full path if a wildcard is used twice (e.g. /home/*/*/file.txt), allowing a malicious user to replace the file.txt real file with a symbolic link to a different location (e.g. /etc/shadow), which results in unauthorized access (CVE-2015-5602). The sudo package has been updated to version 1.8.15, which fixes this issue, and also includes many other bug fixes and changes. See the upstream change log for details.

Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

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Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5602
Debian Security Information: DSA-3440 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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