Problems running Sudo v1.6.7

Miles, Karl Karl.Miles at
Tue Apr 1 05:43:04 EST 2003


I'm currently experiencing problems running the latest sudo release, v1.6.7
under Linux (x86) and Solaris (sparc).

It seems fine, except if I include, in /etc/sudoers, the following line:

	Defaults	passprompt="Enter password for %u on %h:"

The presence of this causing the following error message to be generated:

	sudo: internal error, expand_prompt() overflow

It also happens if I include the percent escapes in the SUDO_PROMPT
environment variable.
I've used GCC version 2.95.3 on Solaris, and 2.96 on Linux if that's

Any ideas?  Anybody else getting the same?


Karl Miles
Group Computer Security
Littlewoods Retail Limited
<mailto:karl.miles at>

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