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RHSA-2005:535: sudo security update

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RHSA-2005:535: sudo security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/20/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated sudo package is available that fixes a race condition in sudo's pathname validation. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give certain users the ability to run commands as root with logging. A race condition bug was found in the way sudo handles pathnames. It is possible that a local user with limited sudo access could create a race condition that would allow the execution of arbitrary commands as the root user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1993 to this issue. Users of sudo should update to this updated package, which contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-sudo

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