Sudo has issued an advisory on January 18:
The issue is fixed upstream in 1.9.12p2 (Cauldron has been updated):
Fixed upstream in 1.9.12p2
Debian and Ubuntu have issued advisories for this on January 18:
For the M8 bit, assigning this globally as 'sudo' has no obvious maintainer.
The updated packages fix a security vulnerability:
In Sudo before 1.9.12p2, the sudoedit (aka -e) feature mishandles extra arguments passed in the user-provided environment variables (SUDO_EDITOR, VISUAL, and EDITOR), allowing a local attacker to append arbitrary entries to the list of files to process. This can lead to privilege escalation. Affected versions are 1.8.0 through 1.9.12.p1. The problem exists because a user-specified editor may contain a "--" argument that defeats a protection mechanism, e.g., an EDITOR='vim -- /path/to/extra/file' value. (CVE-2023-22809)
Updated packages in core/updates_testing:
Fixed upstream in 1.9.12p2 =>
mga8-64 OK simple test.
Just to execute some commands as root using my user crentials
Fedora has issued an advisory for this on January 22:
No regressions noticed in my testing. Advisory committed to svn. Validating.
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.