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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7076: Security patch for sudo (ALAS-2017-780)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-7076: Security patch for sudo (ALAS-2017-780)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/28/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/05/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

sudo before version 1.8.18p1 is vulnerable to a bypass in the sudo noexec restriction if application run via sudo executed wordexp() C library function with a user supplied argument. A local user permitted to run such application via sudo with noexec restriction could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary commands with elevated privileges.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-sudo

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-sudo

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