MuySeguridad our colleagues say, those responsible for the utility sudo management tool that allows elevate privileges on Unix operating systems, have released new versions to resolve a known vulnerability that allowed an attacker become root.
Sudo is an important tool as it is included in Unix as BSD or Mac OS X and most Linux distributions market.
run programs with security privileges of another user
run programs with security privileges of another user(root) safely. Even operating systems like Ubuntu and Mac OS X force to make any administrative access through sudo as the root password is disabled by default.
You have more details on that patch and a link to download the original story in MuySeguridad .
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