Debian Security Advisory

DLA-970-1 sudo -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 863731.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000367.
More information:

The Qualys Security team discovered that sudo, a program designed to provide limited super user privileges to specific users, does not properly parse "/proc/[pid]/stat" to read the device number of the tty from field 7 (tty_nr). A sudoers user can take advantage of this flaw on an SELinux-enabled system to obtain full root privileges.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.5p2-1+nmu3+deb7u3.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.10p3-1+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your sudo packages.

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