High-Severity Linux Sudo Flaw Allows Users to Gain Root Privileges

By [email protected] (Mohit Kumar) A high-severity vulnerability has been reported in Linux that could be exploited by a low privilege attacker to gain full root access on an affected system.

The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2017-1000367, was discovered by researchers at Qualys Security in Sudo’s “get_process_ttyname()” function for Linux that could allow a user with Sudo privileges to run commands as root or elevate

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