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‘One of the most beautiful bugs I’ve seen’: Decade-old sudo bug grants Linux root access
Cybersecurity researchers and the U.S. Cyber Command are warning users about “Baron Samedit” - a decade-old buffer overflow bug in sudo impacting all versions of Linux that can grant root access to malicious users with low level access to systems. Users should update their systems immeditately to protect against this flaw.
The vulnerability, discovered by Qualys and nicknamed “Baron Samedit”, affects all versions of Linux Qualys has tested against. The glitch allows users, even those off of sudoers list, to gain root access. It has been patched in the latest release of sudo.