[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.4rc2 available
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Mon Feb 6 17:04:14 EST 2012
The second release candidate for sudo 1.8.4 is now available.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4rc1 and 1.8.4rc2:
* Fixed the sudoers permission check when the expected sudoers
mode is owner-writable.
* Better configure check for PAM headers and libraries.
* New sudo Spanish translation from translationproject.org.
* Normally, sudo disables core dumps while it is running.
This behavior can now be modified at run time with a line in
sudo.conf like "Set disable_coredumps false".
* The "noexec" functionality works once again on AIX 5.3 and
above. A change in sudo 1.8.1p2 prevented it from working.
* The sudo process on AIX will now show up in ps(1) as being owned
by root, not the invoking user.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4b5 and 1.8.4rc1:
* Fixed a problem with "sudo -g group" on FreeBSD where
the kernel stores the effective gid as the first entry in the
supplemental group list.
* The NOEXEC option now works when an SELinux role is specified.
* Fixed a race condition introduced in 1.8.4b1 when I/O logging
is abled that resulted in the exit value to usually be 1 instead
of the command's actual exit value.
* Fixed a potential off-by-one when making a copy of the environment
for LD_PRELOAD insertion.
* sudo is now built with _FORTIFY_SOURCE enabled where supported.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4b4 and 1.8.4b5:
* "make check" will now only run the compat regress tests for
compat objects we actually build and not test the system versions.
* Fixed a regression introduced in 1.8.4b1 that caused a problem
with pipelines when I/O logging is not enabled.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4b3 and 1.8.4b4:
* No longer prepend "/dev/" to the devicename if devname() returns
a fully-qualified pathname. This should never happen.
* The packages now include the parent directories in case they
don't already exist. This fixes a directory permissions problem
with the AIX package when the /usr/local directories don't already
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4b2 and 1.8.4b3:
* The full path to the controlling terminal is once again passed
to the plugin on BSD systems. This was broken in sudo 1.8.3b2.
* The output of "visudo -c" now lists any include files that were
checked. Previously, only the main sudoers file was listed.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.4b1 and 1.8.4b2:
* On BSD systems the controlling terminal is now determined via
sysctl() when possible. This usually allows sudo to find the
tty name even when standard input, output and error are redirected
* Fixed a compilation error on FreeBSD.
* The testsudoers program now uses the debugging framework.
* Updated Esperanto, Finnish, Polish and Ukrainian translations
Major changes between sudo 1.8.3p1 and 1.8.4b1:
* The -D flag in sudo has been replaced with a more general debugging
framework that is configured in sudo.conf.
* Fixed a false positive in visudo strict mode when aliases are
* Fixed a crash with "sudo -i" when a runas group was specified
without a runas user.
* The line on which a syntax error is reported in the sudoers file
is now more accurate. Previously it was often off by a line.
* Fixed a bug where stack garbage could be printed at the end of
the lecture when the "lecture_file" option was enabled.
* "make install" now honors the LINGUAS environment variable.
* The #include and #includedir directives in sudoers now support
relative paths. If the path is not fully qualified it is expected
to be located in the same directory of the sudoers file that is
* Serbian translation for sudo from translationproject.org.
* LDAP-based sudoers may now access by group ID in addition to
* visudo will now fix the mode on the sudoers file even if no changes
are made unless the -f option is specified.
* The "use_loginclass" sudoers option works properly again.
* On systems that use login.conf, "sudo -i" now sets environment
variables based on login.conf.
* For LDAP-based sudoers, values in the search expression are now
escaped as per RFC 4515.
* The plugin close function is now properly called when a login
session is killed (as opposed to the actual command being killed).
This can happen when an ssh session is disconnected or the
terminal window is closed.
* The deprecated "noexec_file" sudoers option is no longer supported.
* Fixed a race condition when I/O logging is not enabled that could
result in tty-generated signals (e.g. control-C) being received
by the command twice.
* If none of the standard input, output or error are connected to
a tty device, sudo will now check its parent's standard input,
output or error for the tty name on systems with /proc. This
allow tty-based tickets to work properly even when, e.g. standard
input, output and error are redirected to /dev/null.
* Added the --enable-kerb5-instance configure option to allow
people using Kerberos V authentication to specify a custom
instance so the principal name can be, e.g. "username/sudo"
similar to how ksu uses "username/root".
* Fixed a bug where a pattern like "/usr/*" included /usr/bin/ in
the results, which would be incorrectly be interpreted as if the
sudoers file had specified a directory.
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