Debian: sudo removes debug output

    Date24 Nov 2004
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Liam Helmer noticed that sudo, a program that provides limited super user privileges to specific users, does not clean the environment sufficiently. Bash functions and the CDPATH variable are still passed through to the program running as privileged user, leaving possibilities to overload system routines.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 596-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    November 24th, 2004                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : sudo
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1051
    Debian Bug     : 281665
    
    This update removes the debug output which was left over in the update
    from DSA 596-1.  For completeness below is the original advisory text:
    
       Liam Helmer noticed that sudo, a program that provides limited
       super user privileges to specific users, does not clean the
       environment sufficiently.  Bash functions and the CDPATH variable
       are still passed through to the program running as privileged user,
       leaving possibilities to overload system routines.  These
       vulnerabilities can only be exploited by users who have been
       granted limited super user privileges.
    
    For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.6.6-1.3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.6.8p3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your sudo package.
    
    Upgrade Instructions
    --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
    --------------------------------
    
      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      587 7e0e281b341966fba3cc20466b1e154e
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    12267 f3d0958f06ddf2fd1be7514b4ad6e562
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   333074 4da4bf6cf31634cc7a17ec3b69fdc333
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   151454 170391b07188d41496c2f59f5dca39c6
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   141446 5b10c35c58bd29124c38a4468319cf32
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   135090 35bccb8d3e98c2744c3b59de7354903b
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   172448 22393a9f963d07de325714d61fdeb3b1
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   147522 2d8554ba955b14400c09bba843a9abf1
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   132668 4ad7676118bb6362978d79ce44eef297
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   144396 4f272d539a01d91310c9a8600878f0ca
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   144246 5655087c2674e4fbd58c701b4c06ec7b
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   140580 e296b3686cb6dee29ba30bb212a09d43
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   140218 727a318f9a365baa2b6aed43e382f72e
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/sudo/sudo_1.6.6-1.3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   143022 38a86a386e6cf03dc83222397e30b90f
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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