[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.17b2 released
Todd C. Miller
Todd.Miller at courtesan.com
Wed May 25 14:14:08 MDT 2016
The second beta release of sudo 1.8.17 is now available. This is
primarily a bug fix release.
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Major changes between sudo 1.8.17b2 and 1.8.17b1:
* Forward slashes are no longer escaped in the JSON output of
"visudo -x". This was never required by the standard and not
escaping them improves readability of the output.
* Sudo no longer treats PAM_SESSION_ERR as a fatal error when
opening the PAM session. Other errors from pam_open_session()
are still treated as fatal. This avoids the "policy plugin
failed session initialization" error message seen on some systems.
* Korean translation for sudo and sudoers from translationproject.org.
Major changes between sudo 1.8.17b1 and 1.8.16:
* On AIX, if /etc/security/login.cfg has auth_type set to PAM_AUTH
but pam_start(3) fails, fall back to AIX authentication.
* Sudo now takes all sudoers sources into account when determining
whether or not "sudo -l" or "sudo -b" should prompt for a password.
In other words, if both file and ldap sudoers sources are in
specified in /etc/nsswitch.conf, "sudo -v" will now require that
all entries in both sources be have NOPASSWD (file) or !authenticate
(ldap) in the entries.
* Sudo now ignores SIGPIPE until the command is executed. Previously,
SIGPIPE was only ignored in a few select places. Bug #739.
* Fixed a bug introduced in sudo 1.8.14 where (non-syslog) log
file entries were missing the newline when loglinelen is set to
a non-positive number. Bug #742.
* Unix groups are now set before the plugin session intialization
code is run. This makes it possible to use dynamic groups with
the Linux-PAM pam_group module.
* Fixed a bug where a debugging statement could dereference a NULL
pointer when looking up a group that doesn't exist. Bug #743.
* Sudo has been run through the Coverity code scanner. A number of
minor bugs have been fixed as a result. None were security issues.
* SELinux support, which was broken in 1.8.16, has been repaired.
* Fixed a bug when logging I/O where all output buffers might not
get flushed at exit.
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