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[ GLSA 200506-22 ] sudo: Arbitrary command execution
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 09:26:51 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-22
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: sudo: Arbitrary command execution
      Date: June 23, 2005
      Bugs: #96618
        ID: 200506-22

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in sudo may allow local users to elevate privileges.

Background
==========

sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run
commands as other users.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-admin/sudo     < 1.6.8_p9                         >= 1.6.8_p9

Description
===========

The sudoers file is used to define the actions sudo users are permitted
to perform. Charles Morris discovered that a specific layout of the
sudoers file could cause the results of an internal check to be
clobbered, leaving sudo vulnerable to a race condition.

Impact
======

Successful exploitation would permit a local sudo user to execute
arbitrary commands as another user.

Workaround
==========

Reorder the sudoers file using the visudo utility to ensure the 'ALL'
pseudo-command precedes other command definitions.

Resolution
==========

All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.6.8_p9"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] Sudo Announcement
        http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/alerts/path_race.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-22.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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