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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 1.8.29, released on October 28, 2019.
See the download page for a list of binary packages.

The current development release is sudo 1.8.30b1, released on December 21, 2019.

 

News

[2019-11-21] Sudo version 1.8.30b1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.30b1.

[2019-10-28] Sudo version 1.8.29 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.29.

[2019-10-16] Sudo version 1.8.28p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.28p1.

[2019-10-14] Sudo version 1.8.28 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.28. This version fixes a potential security issue where a sudo user may be able to run a command as root when the Runas specification explicitly disallows root access.

[2019-09-12] There is a new Sudo Blog. You can expects articles about some of sudo's new and less well-known features, upcoming sudo talks and more.

[2019-09-03] The second edition of Sudo Mastery by Michael W. Lucas is now available.

[2019-01-11] Sudo version 1.8.27 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.27.

[2018-11-13] Sudo version 1.8.26 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.26.

[2018-09-13] Sudo version 1.8.25p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.25p1.

[2018-09-03] Sudo version 1.8.25 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.25.

[2018-08-18] Sudo version 1.8.24 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.24.

[2018-04-30] Sudo version 1.8.23 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.23.

[2018-01-16] Sudo version 1.8.22 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.22.

[2017-09-07] Sudo version 1.8.21p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.21p2.

[2017-09-01] Sudo version 1.8.21p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.21p1.

[2017-08-23] Sudo version 1.8.21 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.21.

[2017-05-31] Sudo version 1.8.20p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.20p2.

[2017-05-30] Sudo version 1.8.20p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.20p1. This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to overwrite an arbitrary file on Linux systems.

[2017-05-10] Sudo version 1.8.20 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.20.

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