Debian: DSA-2478-1: sudo security update

    Date23 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that sudo misparsed network masks used in Host and Host_List stanzas. This allowed the execution of commands on hosts, where the user would not be allowed to run the specified command.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2478-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    May 23, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sudo
    Vulnerability  : parsing error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2337
    
    It was discovered that sudo misparsed network masks used in Host and
    Host_List stanzas. This allowed the execution of commands on hosts,
    where the user would not be allowed to run the specified command.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your sudo packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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