Low CentOS sudo Update
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An updated sudo package that fixes two security issues, several bugs, and
adds two enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.
The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give
certain users the ability to run commands as root.
A flaw was found in the way sudo handled time stamp files. An attacker able
to run code as a local user and with the ability to control the system
clock could possibly gain additional privileges by running commands that
the victim user was allowed to run via sudo, without knowing the victim's
It was found that sudo did not properly validate the controlling terminal
device when the tty_tickets option was enabled in the /etc/sudoers file.
An attacker able to run code as a local user could possibly gain additional
privileges by running commands that the victim user was allowed to run via
sudo, without knowing the victim's password. (CVE-2013-2776, CVE-2013-2777)
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, sudo did not support netgroup filtering for sources from the
System Security Services Daemon (SSSD). Consequently, SSSD rules were
applied to all users even when they did not belong to the specified
netgroup. With this update, netgroup filtering for SSSD sources has been
implemented. As a result, rules with a netgroup specification are applied
only to users that are part of the netgroup. (BZ#880150)
* When the sudo utility set up the environment in which it ran a command,
it reset the value of the RLIMIT_NPROC resource limit to the parent's value
of this limit if both the soft (current) and hard (maximum) values of
RLIMIT_NPROC were not limited. An upstream patch has been provided to
address this bug and RLIMIT_NPROC can now be set to "unlimited".
* Due to the refactoring of the sudo code by upstream, the SUDO_USER
variable that stores the name of the user running the sudo command was not
logged to the /var/log/secure file as before. Consequently, user name
"root" was always recorded instead of the real user name. With this update,
the previous behavior of sudo has been restored. As a result, the expected
user name is now written to /var/log/secure. (BZ#973228)
* Due to an error in a loop condition in sudo's rule listing code, a buffer
overflow could have occurred in certain cases. This condition has been
fixed and the buffer overflow no longer occurs. (BZ#994626)
In addition, this update adds the following enhancements:
* With this update, sudo has been modified to send debug messages about
netgroup matching to the debug log. These messages should provide better
understanding of how sudo matches netgroup database records with values
from the running system and what the values are exactly. (BZ#848111)
* With this update, sudo has been modified to accept the ipa_hostname value
from the /etc/sssd/sssd.conf configuration file when matching netgroups.
All sudo users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues and add
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