USN-3968-3: Sudo vulnerabilities

28 September 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Sudo.

Releases

Packages

  • sudo - Provide limited super user privileges to specific users

Details

USN-3968-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in Sudo. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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, CVE-2016-7032)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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

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