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RHSA-2005-535: sudo Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the sudo packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated sudo package is available that fixes a race condition in sudo's
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 CVE-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 : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-535.html
Threat Level: High
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