How to Abuse Vulnerable Sudo Versions to Get Root

Anyone who has used Linux long enough is familiar with sudo. Short for superuser do (or substitute user do, depending on who you ask), it allows users to run commands as either root or another user on the system. From a hacker's point of view, sudo is often all that stands between them and root access. We'll be exploring an older vulnerability in sudo that allows a user to run commands as root. Am I Vulnerable? Sudo is a command-line utility used on nearly every Linux system that allows admins to give specific users or groups the ability to run commands as root, or in some cases, other users... more