[sudo-announce] sudo 1.8.21 released
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Aug 23 16:28:12 MDT 2017
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Sudo version 1.8.21 is now available. See below for a list of major
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Major changes between sudo 1.8.21 and 1.8.20p2:
* The path that sudo uses to search for terminal devices can now
be configured via the new "devsearch" Path setting in sudo.conf.
* It is now possible to preserve bash shell functions in the
environment when the "env_reset" sudoers setting is disabled by
removing the "*=()*" pattern from the env_delete list.
* A change made in sudo 1.8.15 inadvertantly caused sudoedit to
send itself SIGHUP instead of exiting when the editor returns
an error or the file was not modified.
* Sudoedit now uses an exit code of zero if the file was not
actually modified. Previously, sudoedit treated a lack of
modifications as an error.
* When running a command in a pseudo-tty (pty), sudo now copies a
subset of the terminal flags to the new pty. Previously, all
flags were copied, even those not appropriate for a pty.
* Fixed a problem with debug logging in the sudoers I/O logging
* Window size change events are now logged to the policy plugin.
On xterm and compatible terminals, sudoreplay is now capable of
resizing the terminal to match the size of the terminal the
command was run on. The new -R option can be used to disable
* Fixed a bug in visudo where a newly added file was not checked
for syntax errors. Bug #791.
* Fixed a bug in visudo where if a syntax error in an include
directory (like /etc/sudoers.d) was detected, the edited version
was left as a temporary file instead of being installed.
* On PAM systems, sudo will now treat "username's Password:" as
a standard password prompt. As a result, the SUDO_PROMPT
environment variable will now override "username's Password:"
as well as the more common "Password:". Previously, the
"passprompt_override" Defaults setting would need to be set for
SUDO_PROMPT to override a prompt of "username's Password:".
* A new "syslog_pid" sudoers setting has been added to include
sudo's process ID along with the process name when logging via
syslog. Bug #792.
* Fixed a bug introduced in sudo 1.8.18 where a command would
not be terminated when the I/O logging plugin returned an error
to the sudo front-end.
* A new "timestamp_type" sudoers setting has been added that replaces
the "tty_tickets" option. In addition to tty and global time stamp
records, it is now possible to use the parent process ID to restrict
the time stamp to commands run by the same process, usually the shell.
* The --preserve-env command line option has been extended to accept
a comma-separated list of environment variables to preserve.
* Friulian translation for sudo from translationproject.org.
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