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Re: sudo security flaw
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 11:20:13 AM »

I have not tried this on my own systems and any sudo request is logged at work so I'm not going to try it there.  But, I find it hard to believe that this bug could have lived potentially close to 40 years (developed in the 1980's originally).

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Re: sudo security flaw
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 08:48:43 AM »

As the artical states
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any attacker will need to have command line control over your system before they can even consider exploiting the flaw -- at that point, you probably have larger problems

With command line access having additional restrictions isn't going to stop a hacker from screwing with your setup if they wish to do so.
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Re: sudo security flaw
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 11:37:13 AM »

Storm in a teacup. Headline grabber really. Matter has already been resolved and really only related to non standard Linux installs. Having full understanding of Linux hierarchy and file structures helps to avoid a situation like this and updating your distribution regularly tends to help too.

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/10/14/linux_sudo_security_bug/
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