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<glsa id="201203-06">
<title>sudo: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo, allowing local
attackers to possibly gain escalated privileges.
<product type="ebuild">sudo</product>
<announced>March 06, 2012</announced>
<revised>March 06, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="app-admin/sudo" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.3_p2</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">1.7.4_p5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.3_p2</vulnerable>
<p>sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run
commands as other users.
<p>Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo:</p>
<li>When the sudoers file is configured with a Runas group, sudo does not
prompt for a password when changing to the new group (CVE-2011-0010).
<li>A format string vulnerability exists in the "sudo_debug()" function
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker could possibly gain the ability to run arbitrary
commands with the privileges of other users or groups, including root.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-admin/sudo-1.8.3_p2"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-0010</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2012-0809</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:40 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 06 Mar 2012 01:39:33 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>