[sudo-users] Sudo 1.7.1rc1 available

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Sat Apr 11 09:50:29 EDT 2009

The first release candidate of Sudo version 1.7.1 is now available.
If no major problems are found, the GA of 1.7.1 will be release in
about a week.

Download links:

What's new in Sudo 1.7.1?

 * A new Defaults option "pwfeedback" will cause sudo to provide visual
   feedback when the user is entering a password.

 * A new Defaults option "fast_glob" will cause sudo to use the fnmatch()
   function for file name globbing instead of glob().  When this option
   is enabled, sudo will not check the file system when expanding wildcards.
   This is faster but a side effect is that relative paths with wildcard
   will no longer work.

 * New BSM audit support for systems that support it such as FreeBSD
   and Mac OS X.

 * The file name specified with the #include directive may now include
   a %h escape which is expanded to the short form of hostname.

 * The -k flag may now be specified along with a command, causing the
   user's timestamp file to be ignored.

 * New support for Tivoli-based LDAP START_TLS, present in AIX.

 * New support for /etc/netsvc.conf on AIX.

 * The unused alias checks in visudo now handle the case of an alias
   referring to another alias.

 * A crash when the owner or mode of sudoers is incorrect has been fixed.

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