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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.131126
Category:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks
Title:Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2015-0443
Summary:Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2015-0443
Description:Summary:
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.

Solution:
Update the affected packages to the latest available version.

CVSS Score:
7.2

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5602
Debian Security Information: DSA-3440 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3440
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/37710/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-November/171024.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-November/171054.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201606-13
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034392
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Eero Volotinen

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