Linux and macOS PCs hit by serious Sudo vulnerability

    Date05 Feb 2020
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Have you heard that Linux and macOS systems have been hit by a nasty little bug in the Sudo utility? The good news is it has already been patched.

    Sudo is a tool that provides a specified user permissions above their normal levels, including root (administrative) access, but by leveraging this security flaw, it’s possible a low-privileged user (or malware) could get unauthorized root access, and thus potentially wreak all sorts of havoc on the host system.

    An Apple security expert, Joe Vennix, discovered the bug, and it’s not the first he has pinned down. Back in October 2019, Vennix drew attention to another Sudo flaw that potentially allowed any user to run commands as root.

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