Sudo version 1.6.5 now available

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at
Wed Jan 16 22:42:55 EST 2002

Sudo version 1.6.5 is now available (ftp sites listed at the end).

Normally this would simply be a patch against sudo 1.6.4 but I hope
to avoid some confusion and so am rolling this out as sudo 1.6.5.

Changes since sudo 1.6.4p2:

 o If the mailer is being run as root, use a hard-coded environment
   that is not influenced in any way by the invoking user's environment.

 o A new configure option can be used to cause mail sent by sudo to be
   run as the invoking user instead of root.  Some people consider this
   to be safer.

Changes since sudo 1.6.4p1:

 o Some special characters were not being escaped properly (e..g '\,'
   and '\:') in command line arguments and would cause a syntax error.
 o "sudo -l" would not work if the always_set_home option was set.

 o Added a configure option to disable use of POSIX saved IDs for
   operating systems where these are broken.

 o The SHELL environment variable was preserved from the user's environment
   instead of being reset based on the passwd database even when the
   "env_reset" option was set.

Changes since sudo 1.6.4:

 o The "set_home" sudoers option was broken in sudo 1.6.4.

 o Use of the "fqdn" sudoers option could result in memory
   being accessed after it had been freed.

sudo 1.6.5 distribution:

Master WWW site:

WWW Mirrors:</a> (Los Angeles, California, USA)</a> (Fanwood, New Jersey, USA)</a> (Edmonton, Canada)</a> (Russia)

Master FTP sites:

FTP Mirrors: (Boulder, Colorado, USA) (Los Angeles, California, USA) (Falls Church, Virginia, USA) (Beltsville, Maryland, USA) (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) (Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA) (College Station, Texas, USA) (Rochester, New York, USA) (Fanwood, New Jersey, USA) (Australia) (Austria) (Alberta, Canada) (Hong Kong, China) (Czechoslovakia) (Great Britain) (Finland) (France) (France) (Germany) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Japan) (Makati City, Philippines) (Poland) (Romania) (Russia) (Russia) (Sweden) (Sweden) (Taiwan) (Turkey)

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