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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-15

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-15
Posted May 30, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-15 - A vulnerability in sudo allows local users to gain root privileges. Versions less than 1.8.20_p1 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-1000367
MD5 | 50dbb311c107f01cd173cbf1c479dcf4

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-15

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Severity: High
Title: sudo: Privilege escalation
Date: May 30, 2017
Bugs: #620182
ID: 201705-15

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in sudo allows local users to gain root privileges.

Background
==========

sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to delegate authority to
give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or
all) commands as root or another user while providing an audit trail of
the commands and their arguments.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/sudo < 1.8.20_p1 >= 1.8.20_p1

Description
===========

Qualys discovered a vulnerability in sudo's get_process_ttyname() for
Linux, that via sudo_ttyname_scan() can be directed to use a
user-controlled, arbitrary tty device during its traversal of "/dev" by
utilizing the world-writable /dev/shm.

Impact
======

A local attacker can pretend that his tty is any character device on
the filesystem, and after two race conditions, an attacker can pretend
that the controlled tty is any file on the filesystem allowing for
privilege escalation

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All sudo users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/sudo-1.8.20_p1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-1000367
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-1000367

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201705-15

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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