Buffer Overflow in Sudo
Root privileges for local user
Recently, there was announcememnt of CVE-2021-3156 - a linux sudo security issue, which allows local user to gain root privileges. https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2021-3156
This is very unpleasant and security fix was published recently.
Checking version of sudo
sudo dpkg -l | grep sudo
according to debian security tracker: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2021-3156 for Debian 10 buster, this was fixed in sudo version 1.8.27-1+deb10u3 so, make sure that the version of sudo you use is higher than that version.
If you're running Debian based system, it's very important for you to keep your systems updated on regular basis. I order to do that and apply this to all your system, you should create a cron auto update job:
sudo cat <<EOF >> /etc/cron.daily/update #!/bin/bash apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y apt-get autoclean EOF sudo chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/update sudo service cron restart