[USN-3968-1] Sudo vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon May 6 18:49:00 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3968-1
May 06, 2019

sudo vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Sudo.

Software Description:
- sudo: Provide limited super user privileges to specific users


Florian Weimer discovered that Sudo incorrectly handled the noexec
restriction when used with certain applications. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to bypass configured restrictions and execute
arbitrary commands. (CVE-2016-7076)

It was discovered that Sudo did not properly parse the contents of
/proc/[pid]/stat when attempting to determine its controlling tty. A local
attacker in some configurations could possibly use this to overwrite any
file on the filesystem, bypassing intended permissions. (CVE-2017-1000368)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  sudo                            1.8.16-0ubuntu1.6
  sudo-ldap                       1.8.16-0ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2016-7076, CVE-2017-1000368

Package Information:

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