[sudo-announce] sudo 1.7.2 released
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Sun Jul 12 08:43:11 EDT 2009
Sudo version 1.7.2 is now available.
For a list of download mirror sites, see:
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Major changes between sudo 1.7.1 and 1.7.2:
* A new #includedir directive is available in sudoers. This can be
used to implement an /etc/sudo.d directory. Files in an includedir
are not edited by visudo unless they contain a syntax error.
* The -g option did not work properly when only setting the group
(and not the user). Also, in -l mode the wrong user was displayed
for sudoers entries where only the group was allowed to be set.
* Fixed a problem with the alias checking in visudo which
could prevent visudo from exiting.
* Sudo will now correctly parse the shell-style /etc/environment
file format used by pam_env on Linux.
* When doing password and group database lookups, sudo will only
cache an entry by name or by id, depending on how the entry was
looked up. Previously, sudo would cache by both name and id
from a single lookup, but this breaks sites that have multiple
password or group database names that map to the same uid or
* User and group names in sudoers may now be enclosed in double
quotes to avoid having to escape special characters.
* BSM audit fixes when changing to a non-root uid.
* Experimental non-Unix group support. Currently only works with
Quest Authorization Services and allows Active Directory groups
fixes for Minix-3.
* For Netscape/Mozilla-derived LDAP SDKs the certificate and key
paths may be specified as a directory or a file. However, version
5.0 of the SDK only appears to support using a directory (despite
documentation to the contrary). If SSL client initialization
fails and the certificate or key paths look like they could be
default file name, strip off the last path element and try again.
* A setenv() compatibility fix for Linux systems, where a NULL
value is treated the same as an empty string and the variable
name is checked against the NULL pointer.
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