Linux Sudo Bug Lets Non-Privileged Users To Run Commands As Root

    Date16 Oct 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    A Linux Sudo bug which allows users to run some restricted commands as root without permission has been discovered. Learn more about this security vulnerability in an informative Techworm article:

    Sudo, one of the most commonly used utilities in Linux, has been found to have a vulnerability that could allow malicious users or programs to execute arbitrary commands as root on a targeted Linux system without clearance.

    The flaw was found to be working only on Linux systems that have a non-standard configuration.

    For those unaware, Sudo is a program for Unix-like computer operating systems that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user, by default the ‘superuser’ (a special user account used for system administration).

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