DSA 2642-1: sudo security update
Posted on: 03/09/2013 11:04 AM

A sudo security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

DSA 2642-1: sudo security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2642-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Michael Gilbert
March 09, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : sudo
Vulnerability : several issues
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1775 CVE-2013-1776
Debian Bug : 701838 701839

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in sudo, a program designed
to allow a sysadmin to give limited root privileges to users. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Marco Schoepl discovered an authentication bypass when the clock is
set to the UNIX epoch [00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970].


Ryan Castellucci and James Ogden discovered aspects of an issue that
would allow session id hijacking from another authorized tty.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.7.4p4-2.squeeze.4.

For the testing (wheezy) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems
have been fixed in version 1.8.5p2-1+nmu1.

We recommend that you upgrade your sudo packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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