Patches to make Sudo utility less open to abuse

    Date06 Feb 2020
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    A flaw that gave out root privileges gets patched. It is a utility that, saidDan Goodin in Ars Technica, can be found in "dozens of Unix-like operating systems."

    The patch is for a "potentially serious bug," said Goodin, where unprivileged users can take on root privileges on vulnerable systems.

    This is all about Sudo, a "very popular, very simple" sysadmin application, said ZDNet.

    Sudo is used in a range of Linux and Unix-based systems, including Apple macOS. Apple released a patch update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS Catalina 10.15.2, wrote Mohit Kumar in The Hacker News.

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