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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0122
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0122.

The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give
certain users the ability to run commands as root.

A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way sudo handled the sudoedit
pseudo-command. If a local user were authorized by the sudoers file to use
this pseudo-command, they could possibly leverage this flaw to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2010-0426)

The sudo utility did not properly initialize supplementary groups when the
runas_default option (in the sudoers file) was used. If a local user
were authorized by the sudoers file to perform their sudo commands under
the account specified with runas_default, they would receive the root
user's supplementary groups instead of those of the intended target user,
giving them unintended privileges. (CVE-2010-0427)

Users of sudo should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0426
BugTraq ID: 38362
Bugtraq: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-2006 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:006 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0427
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