[sudo-users] FW: sudoers anomaly

Wood, Mike Mike.Wood at kci1.com
Wed Jul 16 14:08:50 EDT 2008

I have a similar problem (Sudo version 1.6.9p13).
A user complained that he couldn't execute a certain command.  Sudo -l
shows he should be able to.  Specifically from sudo -l:
(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/*/start_dsmc,

Unfortunately, he gets "lectured".

Now if I delete a Host_Alias that it COMPLETELY UNRELATED, it then works

Additionally, if I su - to the account from root, it works fine (whether
I edit Host_aliases or not.

I'm completely baffled.

Mike Wood
UNIX System Administrator
Kinetic Concepts Inc.
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San Antonio, TX, 78249
E-mail:  mike.wood at kci1.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: sudo-users-bounces at courtesan.com [mailto:sudo-users-
> bounces at courtesan.com] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Seul
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:08 AM
> To: sudo-users at sudo.ws
> Subject: [sudo-users] sudoers anomaly
> I've just gone through and created a nice unified sudoers file (that
> work for us until we can get to 1.7 and use the local includes
instead) -
> however I'm noticing some issues and I believe it's to do with the
> runas_aliases and hoping you can help me -
> If I set up a user with something like this -
> # Oracle Administrators
> and then define a large (more than 30 objects) Runas_Alias (obviously
> comes befor the group permission) -
> Runas_Alias ORACLE_USERS=orabp2, orabwd, orabwq, orabwx, oraep2,
> oraepq, oraev1, oraevd, oramdd, oramdt, orapr2, orapt2, oraptd,
> orartd, orartq, orarts, orartt, orasb1, orasm2, orawm1, orawm2,
> orawmd, orawmq, orawms, orawmt, patrol, precise, orabix, orasrx,
> oraxix
> the user, even if they're in the dba group, will be prompted for
> and they'll yet be allowed to execute the command
> If I shorten the list of users in the Runas_Alias, and wait the
> amount of time or clear my cache directory entry, it will no longer
> me for password
> Any thoughts?
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