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What is Sudo?

Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to delegate authority to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while providing an audit trail of the commands and their arguments. For more information, see the introduction to Sudo. Sudo is free software, distributed under an ISC-style license.

 

Releases

The current stable release is sudo 1.8.17p1, released on June 22, 2016.
The current legacy release is sudo 1.7.10p9, released on February 10, 2015.
See the download page for a list of binary packages.

The current development release is sudo 1.8.18b2, released on August 25, 2016.

 

News

[2016-08-25] Sudo version 1.8.18b2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.18b2.

[2016-06-22] Sudo version 1.8.17p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.17p1.

[2016-06-18] Sudo version 1.8.17 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.17.

[2016-06-10] Sudo version 1.8.17rc1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.17rc1.

[2016-03-17] Sudo version 1.8.16 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.16.

[2016-03-10] Sudo version 1.8.16rc1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.16rc1.

[2016-02-24] Sudo version 1.8.16b2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.16b2.

[2015-11-01] Sudo version 1.8.15 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.15.

[2015-10-24] Sudo version 1.8.15rc3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.15rc3.

[2015-07-22] Sudo version 1.8.14p3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.14p3.

[2015-07-21] Sudo version 1.8.14p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.14p2.

[2015-07-18] Sudo version 1.8.14p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.14p1.

[2015-07-17] Sudo version 1.8.14 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.14.

[2015-07-15] Sudo version 1.8.14rc1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.14rc1.

[2015-03-21] Sudo version 1.8.13 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.13.

[2015-03-17] Sudo version 1.8.13rc2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.13rc2.

[2015-02-10] Sudo version 1.7.10p9 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.10p9.
This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to access arbitrary files via the TZ environment variable.

[2015-02-09] Sudo version 1.8.12 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.12.
This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to access arbitrary files via the TZ environment variable.

[2014-12-17] Michael Lucas's talk Sudo: Your're Doing It Wrong is now available online.

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