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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0361
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0361.

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

The RHBA-2010:0212 sudo update released as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.5 added the ability to change the value of the ignore_dot option in the
/etc/sudoers configuration file. This ability introduced a regression in
the upstream fix for CVE-2010-0426. In configurations where the ignore_dot
option was set to off (the default is on for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
sudo package), a local user authorized to use the sudoedit pseudo-command
could possibly run arbitrary commands with the privileges of the users
sudoedit was authorized to run as. (CVE-2010-1163)

Red Hat would like to thank Todd C. Miller, the upstream sudo maintainer,
for responsibly reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Valerio
Costamagna as the original reporter.

Users of sudo should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

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-2010-1163
BugTraq ID: 39468
Bugtraq: 20100419 sudoedit local privilege escalation through PATH manipulation (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20100422 Re: sudoedit local privilege escalation through PATH manipulation (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2011:002 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: sudo-sudoefit-privilege-escalation(57836)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0426
BugTraq ID: 38362
Debian Security Information: DSA-2006 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:006 (Google Search)
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