[sudo-users] path expansion

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Mon Aug 2 16:16:53 EDT 2004

This fixed me as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd C. Miller [mailto:Todd.Miller at courtesan.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 2:41 PM
To: Galen Johnson
Cc: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Subject: Re: [sudo-users] path expansion 

In message <BBB646166E3FCE46A5E9CE14B2525586015ECCA1 at MERC27.na.sas.com>
	so spake "Galen Johnson" (Galen.Johnson):

> Yes it does.  I thought that maybe it had to do with the path but even after 
> I added it to my path I get the same thing.  Strange thing is it doesn't seem
>  to be entirely consistant.  I mistakenly typed a cat command and it showed '
> /bin/cat /etc/sudoers' as not being allowed (at least the error expanded the 
> path if nothing else).

Hmm, I can see why this happens in 1.6.8rc3 but I don't see why it
affects the older versions since they used strchr().

Below is the fix for 1.6.8rc3 that works for me.

 - todd

Index: parse.c
RCS file: /home/cvs/courtesan/sudo/parse.c,v
retrieving revision 1.158
diff -u -r1.158 parse.c
--- parse.c	23 Jul 2004 20:43:09 -0000	1.158
+++ parse.c	2 Aug 2004 18:36:22 -0000
@@ -245,7 +245,7 @@
     static char *cmnd_base;
     /* Check for pseudo-commands */
-    if (*cmnd != '/') {
+    if (strchr(cmnd, '/') == NULL) {
 	 * Return true if cmnd is "sudoedit" AND
 	 *  a) there are no args in sudoers OR

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