A vulnerability has been found in sudo which may allow local users to gain escalated privileges.
|Package||app-admin/sudo on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.8.5_p1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.8.5_p1|
sudo allows a system administrator to give users the ability to run commands as other users. Access to commands may also be granted on a range to hosts.
An error in sudo may allow unintended IPv4 hosts to be granted access to commands.
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.8.5_p1"
July 09, 2012
July 09, 2012: 1