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Red Hat Security Advisory - sudo

by phiber on March 22nd, 2001 An overrunnable buffer exists in sudo versions prior to 1.6.3p6.
The code splitting a log entry into smaller chunks contained an overrunnable buffer. Carefully constructed long commands could lead to execution of code as root. There is no known exploit at this time.




Solution:



To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:



rpm -Fvh



where is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directly *only* contains the desired RPMs.



Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:



up2date



This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.



- Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):



29097 - buffer overflow in sudo



- RPMs required:



Red Hat Powertools 6.2:



SRPMS:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.src.rpm



alpha:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/alpha/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.alpha.rpm



i386:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/i386/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.i386.rpm



sparc:

ftp://updates.redhat.com/powertools/6.2/sparc/sudo-1.6.3p6-0.6x.sparc.rpm


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