[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.10b2 released

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed Feb 5 15:22:58 MST 2014

The second beta version of sudo 1.8.10 is now available.  The biggest
change in 1.8.10 is a new time stamp file format that uses the
monotonic clock where available.


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Major changes between sudo 1.8.10b2 and 1.8.10b1:

 * Sudo now uses inet_pton() for decoding IPv4 addresses.  A
   version is included for systems without it.

 * If sudo was started in the background and needed to prompt for
   a password, it was not possible to suspend it at the password
   prompt.  This now works properly.

Major changes between sudo 1.8.10b1 and 1.8.9:

 * It is now possible to disable network interface probing in
   sudo.conf by changing the value of the probe_interfaces

 * When listing a user's privileges (sudo -l), the sudoers plugin
   will now prompt for the user's password even if the targetpw,
   rootpw or runaspw options are set.

 * The sudoers plugin uses a new format for its time stamp files.
   Each user now has a single file which may contain multiple records
   when per-tty time stamps are in use (the default).  The time
   stamps use a monotonic timer where available and are once again
   located in a directory under /var/run.  The lecture status is
   now stored separately from the time stamps in a different directory.

 * sudo's -K option will now remove all of the user's time stamps,
   not just the time stamp for the current terminal.  The -k option
   can be used to only disable time stamps for the current terminal.

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