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A sudo security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6.

RHSA-2023:3262-01: Important: sudo security update

Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: sudo security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2023:3262-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:
Issue date: 2023-05-23
CVE Names: CVE-2023-22809

1. Summary:

An update for sudo is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
Advanced Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional AUS (v. 7.6) - x86_64

3. Description:

The sudo packages contain the sudo utility which allows system
administrators to provide certain users with the permission to execute
privileged commands, which are used for system management purposes, without
having to log in as root.

Security Fix(es):

* sudo: arbitrary file write with privileges of the RunAs user

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

5. Bugs fixed (

2161142 - CVE-2023-22809 sudo: arbitrary file write with privileges of the RunAs user

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6):



Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional AUS (v. 7.6):


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7. References:

8. Contact:

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