Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1964-1 sudo -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Oct 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 942322.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-14287.
More information:

In sudo, a program that provides limited super user privileges to specific users, an attacker with access to a Runas ALL sudoer account can bypass certain policy blacklists and session PAM modules, and can cause incorrect logging, by invoking sudo with a crafted user ID. For example, this allows bypass of (ALL,!root) configuration for a "sudo -u#-1" command.

See for further information.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.8.10p3-1+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your sudo packages.

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