Sudo vulnerability in macOS could give root privileges to local users

A decade-old flaw found in the Sudo tool could lead to root access on Unix-based systems, including macOS Big Sur and earlier versions.

Sudo exploit in Unix could lead to root accessSudo exploit in Unix could lead to root access

In January, security researchers disclosed a new vulnerability that can affect Unix-based operating systems. The exploit is identified as CVE-2021-3156, heap-based buffer overflow in Sudo. The exploit appears similar to a previously patched flaw called CVE-2019-18634.

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