CVE-2017-1000367 log

Severity Medium
Remote No
Type Access restriction bypass
On Linux systems, sudo parses the /proc/[pid]/stat file to determine the device number of the process's tty (field 7). The fields in the file are space-delimited, but it is possible for the command name (field 2) to include spaces, which sudo does not account for. A user with sudo privileges can cause sudo to use a device number of the user's choosing by creating a symbolic link from the sudo binary to a name that contains a space, followed by a number.
This may allow a user to be able to bypass the "tty_ticket" constraints. In order for this to succeed there must exist on the machine a terminal device that the user has previously authenticated themselves on via sudo within the last time stamp timeout (5 minutes by default).
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-282 sudo 1.8.20-1 1.8.20.p1-1 Medium Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Type
30 May 2017 ASA-201705-25 AVG-282 sudo Medium access restriction bypass
If SELinux is enabled on the system and sudo was built with SELinux support, it is possible for a user with sudo privileges to overwrite an arbitrary file. This can be escalated to full root access by rewriting a trusted file such as /etc/shadow or event /etc/sudoers.