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Pardus: Sudo: Privilege escalation Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
There is a vulnerability in sudo: valid sudoers rules might give users root access without password authentication.

Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2009-17  
      Date: 2009-01-31
  Severity: 3
      Type: Local


There is a vulnerability in sudo: valid sudoers rules might give  users 
root access without password authentication. 


The parse.c file in sudo 1.6.9p17 through 1.6.9p19  does  not  properly 
interpret a system group  (aka  %group)  in  the  sudoers  file  during 
authorization decisions for a user who belongs  to  that  group,  which 
allows local users to leverage an applicable sudoers file and gain root 
privileges via a sudo command. 

Affected packages:

  Pardus 2008:
    sudo, all before 1.6.9_p17-22-4


There are update(s) for sudo. You can update them via Package Manager or
with a single command from console: 

    pisi up sudo


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