[sudo-users] sudo and friends

Huibert.Kivits at mail.ing.nl Huibert.Kivits at mail.ing.nl
Fri Jan 19 11:02:22 EST 2007

Hi Jan,

Did you use "which sudoedit" to find out where the sudoedit command is located? If this would be /usr/local/bin, you must authorize for /usr/local/bin/sudoedit. Instead of /usr/bin/sudoedit.

Met vriendelijke groeten / With kind regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Med vänliga hälsningar / nuosirdziausi linkejimai, 

Huibert Kivits

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com] Namens jan kalcic
Verzonden: vrijdag 19 januari 2007 16:50
Aan: Michael Potter
CC: sudo-users at sudo.ws
Onderwerp: Re: [sudo-users] sudo and friends

Hi All,

I've been playing with sudo and I found that using the absolute path of the command: user ALL = /usr/bin/sudoedit /etc/samba/*

I get the error:
Sorry, user user is not allowed to execute 'sudoedit /etc/samba/smb.conf' as root on host.

whereas if I put only the command without the path it works: user ALL = sudoedit /etc/samba/*

As said this is not secure but it's the only which works. I don't understand.

I addition, I set vi instead of sudoedit just to try and it doesn't work at all: user ALL = /usr/bin/vi /etc/samba/*


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