USN-4263-2: Sudo vulnerability
5 February 2020
Sudo could allow unintended access to the administrator account.
- sudo - Provide limited super user privileges to specific users
USN-4263-1 fixed a vulnerability in Sudo. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Joe Vennix discovered that Sudo incorrectly handled memory operations when
the pwfeedback option is enabled. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain unintended access to the administrator account.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-4263-1: sudo, sudo-ldap