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Security update for SUDO

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(Last modified: 24APR2002)


solutions Security update for SUDO SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c4ed7e07d09173037ace536521914ee2)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: sudo
Release: 20020424
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a heap-overflow within sudo which could allow local attackers to gain root access. The bug showed up in a function responsible for constructing a password prompt for the user.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh sudo.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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