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Package name sudo
Date February 26th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:024
Affected versions 7.1, 7.2
Synopsis Updated sudo packages fix a buffer overflow

Problem Description

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 specific

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 99e75efab098e51b516f8030eafb2993  7.1/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
672e152db4d8d0e742ad404cf81ca3d1  7.1/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 fe583824271ac2a5af6dd533027e8794  7.2/RPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
2327674548ed850b078d3ae1badf7d2e  7.2/SRPMS/sudo-1.6.3p6-1.1mdk.src.rpm


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