|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|Public exploit||Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.|
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration
This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.
Fixed error in bulletin severity, changed from high to low.
Exploit availability: YesDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the getln() function in tgetpass.c, if pwfeedback is enabled in /etc/sudoers. A local user can trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Sudo: 1.8.0 - 1.8.30
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.