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USN142-1 : sudo vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote package "sudo" is missing a security patch.
Charles Morris discovered a race condition in sudo which could lead to
privilege escalation. If /etc/sudoers allowed a user the execution of
selected programs, and this was followed by another line containing
the pseudo-command "ALL", that user could execute arbitrary commands
with sudo by creating symbolic links at a certain time.
Please note that this does not affect a standard Ubuntu installation.
Upgrade to :
- sudo-1.6.8p5-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
Threat Level: High
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