Sudo vulnerability could give attackers root access on Linux systems

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Security researchers have revealed details of a vulnerability in Sudo that could be exploited by an attacker to gain root privileges on a wide range of Linux-based systems.

News of the security flaw was shared by Qualys, and it has been described as “perhaps the most significant sudo vulnerability in recent memory”. Worryingly, the heap-based buffer overflow bug has existed for almost a decade. It is known as Baron Samedit, tracked as CVE-2021-3156, and affects various versions of Sudo…