|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0675|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give
certain users the ability to run commands as root.
A flaw was found in the way sudo handled Runas specifications containing
both a user and a group list. If a local user were authorized by the
sudoers file to perform their sudo commands with the privileges of a
specified user and group, they could use this flaw to run those commands
with the privileges of either an arbitrary user or group on the system.
Red Hat would like to thank Markus Wuethrich of Swiss Post - PostFinance
for reporting this issue.
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
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-2956|
BugTraq ID: 43019
Bugtraq: 20101027 rPSA-2010-0075-1 sudo (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20110105 VMSA-2011-0001 VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc, sudo, and openldap (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:017 (Google Search)
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