Vulnerability identifier: #VU32823
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a local non-authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Format string vulnerability in the sudo_debug function in Sudo 1.8.0 through 1.8.3p1 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via format string sequences in the program name for sudo.
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Vulnerable software versions
Sudo: 1.8.0 - 1.8.3p1
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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.