[sudo-users] SUDO stripping variables

LEWIS, JOSEPH E JLEWIS at harristeeter.com
Wed Sep 28 13:02:36 EDT 2011

I am running sudo version Sudo version 1.6.9p15 on AIX 5.3 and created an alias in my .profile to allow me to keep the LIBPATH (alias sudo='sudo LIBPATH=".:/usr/lib:/uc1/products/oracle/10.2/lib32"'). All is well until the user I am sudo'ing to requires a connection to the oracle DB. I get the following error: 236506: Database error CAN'T OPEN MESSAGE FILE. (-1). When I login to the user that I am sudo'ing to the command runs just fine (no DB connection error). I suspect the problem is with the PATH being stripped. How do I prevent sudo from stripping the variables I need. I have set the Default !env_reset and Defaults env_keep += "PATH" in my sudoers, but it still produces database connection error. Any help would be most appreciated.

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