Ubuntu 1442-1: Sudo vulnerability

    Date16 May 2012
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sudo could allow users to run arbitrary programs as the administrator.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1442-1
    May 16, 2012
    sudo vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    Sudo could allow users to run arbitrary programs as the administrator.
    Software Description:
    - sudo: Provide limited super user privileges to specific users
    It was discovered that sudo incorrectly handled network masks when using Host
    and Host_List. A local user who is listed in sudoers may be allowed to run
    commands on unintended hosts when IPv4 network masks are used to grant access.
    A local attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access restrictions. Host
    and Host_List are not used in the default installation of Ubuntu.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      sudo                            1.8.3p1-1ubuntu3.2
      sudo-ldap                       1.8.3p1-1ubuntu3.2
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      sudo                            1.7.4p6-1ubuntu2.1
      sudo-ldap                       1.7.4p6-1ubuntu2.1
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      sudo                            1.7.4p4-5ubuntu7.2
      sudo-ldap                       1.7.4p4-5ubuntu7.2
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      sudo                            1.7.2p1-1ubuntu5.4
      sudo-ldap                       1.7.2p1-1ubuntu5.4
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      sudo                            1.6.9p10-1ubuntu3.9
      sudo-ldap                       1.6.9p10-1ubuntu3.9
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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