[sudo-users] Run as multiple groups without password with sudo

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Apr 15 06:26:20 MDT 2015

On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:54:11 +0100, Khalid wrote:

> But i can specify only one group, the only other option is to preserve
> bob's group vector.
> Is there a way i can pick the group vector with sodo?

Currently you can only set the real and effective gids.  There is
no way to set the group vector.

> And is it normal that i can choose any group without password?

No, that is not normal.  Unless sudoers allows it, you should get
an error.  For example:

xerxes [~] % sudo -g wheel id
Sorry, user millert is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/id' as millert:wheel on xerxes.

Perhaps you are running an old version of sudo?  There was a bug
like that in sudo versions 1.7.0 - 1.7.4p4.  See:

 - todd

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