Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 19:48:22 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2001:024-1 - sudo update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: sudo
Date: March 13th, 2001
Original Advisory Date: February 26th, 2001
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2001:024-1
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1
A buffer overflow exists in the sudo program which could be used
by an attacker to obtain higher privileges. sudo is a program used
to delegate superuser privileges to ordinary users and only for
The sudo package for 7.1 used the system-auth facility of newer
pam versions and thus would not install or work correctly under
Linux- Mandrake 7.1. This update resolves the dependancy issue as
well as provides the correct pam configuration file.
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake