[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.6b1 available

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Fri Jun 29 16:08:32 EDT 2012

The first beta version of sudo 1.8.6 is now available.


Binary packages:

Major changes between sudo 1.8.6b1 and 1.8.5p2:

 * Sudo is now built with the -fstack-protector flag if the the
   compiler supports it.  Also, the -zrelro linker flag is used if
   supported.  The --disable-hardening configure option can be used
   to build sudo without stack smashing support.

 * If the user is a member of the "exempt" group in sudoers, they
   will no longer be prompted for a password even if the -k flag
   is specified with the command.  This makes "sudo -k command"
   consistent with the behavior one would get if the user ran "sudo
   -k" immediately before running the command.

 * The sudoers file may now be a symbolic link.  Previously, sudo
   would refuse to read sudoers unless it was a regular file.

 * The sudoreplay command can now properly replay sessions where
   no tty was present.

 * The sudoers plugin now takes advantage of symbol visibility
   controls when supported by the compiler or linker.  As a result,
   only a small number of symbols are exported which significantly
   reduces the chances of a conflict with other shared objects.

 * Improved support for the Tivoli Directory Server LDAP client
   libraries.  This includes support for using LDAP over SSL (ldaps)
   as well as support for the BIND_TIMELIMIT, TLS_KEY and TLS_CIPHERS
   ldap.conf options.  A new ldap.conf option, TLS_KEYPW can be
   used to specify a password to decrypt the key database.

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