VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200906406-SG: Updates sudo (1011781)
Release Date: July 9, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Service Console package for sudo has been updated to version sudo-1.6.9p17-3. This fixes the following issue: Sudo versions 1.6.9p17 through 1.6.9p19 do not properly interpret a system group in the sudoers file during authorization decisions for a user who belongs to that group, which might allow local users to leverage an applicable sudoers file and gain root privileges by using a sudo command. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0034 to this issue.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 4.0 hosts.
To update ESX 4.0 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the patch zip file from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bulletin using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4 Patch Management Guide.