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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA128] DSA-128-1 sudo Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-128-1 sudo

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

fc found a buffer overflow in the variable expansion code
used by sudo for its prompt. Since sudo is necessarily installed suid
root a local user can use this to gain root access.
This has been fixed in version 1.6.2-2.2 for the stable distribution
of Debian and version 1.6.6-1 for the testing/unstable distribution.
We recommend that you upgrade your sudo package immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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