Security Advisory Updated sudo package is available

Advisory: RHSA-2002:013-03
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-01-14
Last updated on: 2002-01-14
Affected Products: Powertools 6.2
CVEs ( CVE-2002-0043


This updated sudo package fixes a potential local root exploit.

Versions of sudo prior to 1.6.4 would not clear the environment before
sending an email notification about unauthorized sudo attempts, making it
possible for an attacker to supply parameters to the mail program. In the
worst case, this could lead to a local root exploit.

Users of sudo are advised to upgrade to version 1.6.4, which is not
vulnerable to this issue.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Powertools 6.2

File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:072
    MD5: f392e76c338e57c92d86d392ec79bae8
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:072
    MD5: 72db8fbf661746bebbab87de50183b35
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:072
    MD5: 78c9a8dcd055d709030b072dc44259bb
File outdated by:  RHSA-2002:072
    MD5: 7ff399944c2185843c76533b97a06528



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