Slackware64-14.1 ChangeLog (2020-01-31)

Fri Jan 31 20:46:25 UTC 2020

  • patches/packages/sudo-1.8.31-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz
    This update fixes a security issue:
    In Sudo before 1.8.31, if pwfeedback is enabled in /etc/sudoers, users can
    trigger a stack-based buffer overflow in the privileged sudo process.
    (pwfeedback is a default setting in some Linux distributions; however, it
    is not the default for upstream or in Slackware, and would exist only if
    enabled by an administrator.) The attacker needs to deliver a long string
    to the stdin of getln() in tgetpass.c.
    For more information, see:
    https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-18634
    (* Security fix *)
  • news/2020/01/31/slackware64-14.1-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 5 months ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi