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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201504-02 ] sudo Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: sudo: Information disclosure (GLSA 201504-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: April 11, 2015
Bug(s): #539532
ID: 201504-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability in sudo could allow a local attacker to read
arbitrary files or bypass security restrictions.


Background

sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run
commands as other users. Access to commands may also be granted on a
range to hosts.


Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/sudo
Vulnerable: < 1.8.12
Unaffected: >= 1.8.12
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

sudo does not handle the TZ environment variable properly.

Impact

A local attacker may be able to read arbitrary files or information from
device special files.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.8.12"
   


References

CVE-2014-9680
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