[sudo-users] sudo 1.8.11rc1 released
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Fri Sep 19 11:17:59 MDT 2014
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[I'm passing this on to sudo-users in case anyone is interested in
doing some last minute testing before the general release next week]
The first release candidate for sudo 1.8.11 is now available. Unless
a show stopper is found, sudo 1.8.11 will be released the week of
In addition to bug fixes, sudo 1.8.11 installs a shared library,
libsudo_util, that is used by the sudo front end, the sudo plugins
and associated programs (visudo, sudoreplay).
It has been tested on many common platforms but due to the shared
lib changes could use testing on less common (and older) systems.
For a list of download mirror sites, see:
Sudo web site:
Sudo web site mirrors:
Major changes between sudo 1.8.11rc1 and 1.8.11b4:
* Fixed a hang when a sudoers source is listed more than once in
a single sudoers nsswitch.conf entry.
* Updated translations from translationproject.org.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.11b4 and 1.8.11b3:
* Fixed compilation on systems without openpty(), _getpty() or
* Removed SUDO_CONV_DEBUG_MSG from the supported plugin conversation
message types. It was only used by the sudoers plugin and is
no longer needed now that there is a single instance of the sudo
* Sudo debug calls now avoid using malloc() when possible.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.11b3 and 1.8.11b2:
* Updated translations.
* Fixes for compilation problems with the HP C Compiler.
* Changes to the sudo event loop to make it more resilient.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.11b2 and 1.8.11b1:
* New files created via sudoedit as a non-root user now have the
proper group id. Bug #656
* Sudoedit now works correctly in conjunction with sudo's SELinux
RBAC support. Temporary files are now created with the proper
* The sudo I/O logging plugin API has been updated. If a logging
function returns an error, the command will be terminated and
all of the plugin's logging functions will be disabled. If a
logging function rejects the command's output it will no longer
be displayed to the user's terminal.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.11b1 and 1.8.10p3:
* The sudoers plugin no longer uses setjmp/longjmp to recover
from fatal errors. All errors are now propagated to the caller
via return codes.
* When running a command in the background, sudo will now forward
SIGINFO to the command (if supported).
* Sudo will now use the system versions of the sha2 functions from
libc or libmd if available.
* Visudo now works correctly on GNU Hurd. Bug #647
* Fixed suspend and resume of curses programs on some system when
the command is not being run in a pseudo-terminal. Bug #649
* Fixed a crash with LDAP-based sudoers on some systems when
Kerberos was enabled.
* Sudo now includes optional Solaris audit support.
* Catalan translation for sudoers from translationproject.org.
* Norwegian Bokmaal translation for sudo from translationproject.org.
* Greek translation for sudoers from translationproject.org
* The sudo source tree has been reorganized to more closely resemble
that of other gettext-enabled packages.
* Sudo and its associated programs now link against a shared version
of libsudo_util. The --disable-shared-libutil configure option
may be used to force static linking if the --enable-static-sudoers
option is also specified.
* The passwords in ldap.conf and ldap.secret may now be encoded
* Audit updates. SELinux role changes are now audited. For
sudoedit, we now audit the actual editor being run, instead of
just the sudoedit command.
* Fixed bugs in the man page post-processing that could cause
portions of the manuals to be removed.
* Fixed a crash in the system_group plugin. Bug #653.
* Fixed sudoedit on platforms without a native version of the
getprograme() function. Bug #654.
* Fixed compilation problems with some pre-C99 compilers.
* Fixed sudo's -C option which was broken in version 1.8.9.
* It is now possible to match an environment variable's value as
well as its name using env_keep and env_check. This can be used
to preserve bash functions which would otherwise be removed from
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