Are you a Linux user? A vulnerability has been detected on a common used package ‘sudo’ that when exploited, allows non-sudo users to escalate their privileges to those of ‘root’.

This video gives a detailed overview of the vulnerability exploited in ‘sudo’:

We therefore strongly recommend clients update their operating systems , specifically the ‘sudo’ package to that of a patched version.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. What is Sudo in Linux?
  2. What is a Unix-like operating system?

Sources:

https://blog.qualys.com/vulnerabilities-research/2021/01/26/cve-2021-3156-heap-based-buffer-overflow-in-sudo-baron-samedit