[sudo-workers] Seeking input (patch for printing sudoers path)
bob at proulx.com
Fri Jul 14 12:32:57 EDT 2006
Barron, Danny wrote:
> I work in a very large datacenter environment with multiple clients.
> Due to an inherent level of confusion, it would be advantageous to add a
> line to sudo -V (as root), to print out what the path to sudoers is.
> Sometimes we have several copies (I know it shouldn't happen...but too
> many fingers in the pot)...and well you see.
I think it would be reasonable to see the path to the sudoers config
file but I don't think it should be part of -V which by convention
should print out the version string and perhaps a copyright message.
I think printing out compilation information is doing too much there.
What I do to track the config file is this:
$ strings $(type -p sudo) | grep /sudoers
Perhaps that is enough?
> I think my meagre C skills are quite adequate for this...and I'll gladly
> submit a patch shortly...what I was wondering was, does any one perceive
> this as a security problem?
That information is already available. There should be no new
security issues created by this. From that point of view it should be
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