[manjaro-security] [arch-security] [ASA-201705-25] sudo: access restriction bypass
anthraxx at archlinux.org
Tue May 30 20:11:35 CEST 2017
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201705-25
Date : 2017-05-30
CVE-ID : CVE-2017-1000367
Package : sudo
Type : access restriction bypass
Remote : No
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-282
The package sudo before version 1.8.20.p1-1 is vulnerable to access
Upgrade to 1.8.20.p1-1.
# pacman -Syu "sudo>=1.8.20.p1-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 1.8.20.p1.
On Linux systems, sudo parses the /proc/[pid]/stat file to determine
the device number of the process's tty (field 7). The fields in the
file are space-delimited, but it is possible for the command name
(field 2) to include spaces, which sudo does not account for. A user
with sudo privileges can cause sudo to use a device number of the
user's choosing by creating a symbolic link from the sudo binary to a
name that contains a space, followed by a number.
This may allow a user to be able to bypass the "tty_ticket"
constraints. In order for this to succeed there must exist on the
machine a terminal device that the user has previously authenticated
themselves on via sudo within the last time stamp timeout (5 minutes by
A local attacker is able to extend the lifetime of a previously
authenticated ticket beyond the "tty_ticket" timeout constraints.
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