Apple Patches 10-Year-Old macOS SUDO Root Privilege Escalation Bug

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Apple has rolled out a fix for a critical sudo vulnerability in macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave that could allow unauthenticated local users to gain root-level privileges on the system.

A local attacker may be able to elevate their privileges, Apple said in a security advisory. This issue was addressed by updating to sudo version 1.9.5p2.

Sudo is a common utility built into most Unix and Linux operating systems that lets a user without security privileges access and run a program with the credentials of another user.

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