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 Severity: Normal
    Title: sudo: Information disclosure
     Date: April 11, 2015
     Bugs: #539532
       ID: 201504-02

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

Background
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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
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-admin/sudo               < 1.8.12                  >= 1.8.12 

Description
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sudo does not handle the TZ environment variable properly.

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.8.12"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2014-9680
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-9680

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-02

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/


Gentoo: GLSA-201504-02: sudo: Information disclosure

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

Summary

sudo does not handle the TZ environment variable properly.

Resolution

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

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-9680 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-9680

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-02

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: sudo: Information disclosure
Date: April 11, 2015
Bugs: #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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-admin/sudo < 1.8.12 >= 1.8.12

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.

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