[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.26b2 released

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at sudo.ws
Thu Nov 8 06:17:45 MST 2018

The second beta version of sudo 1.8.26 is now available.  Sudo 1.8.26
is primarily a bug fix release.


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Major changes between sudo 1.8.26b2 and 1.8.26b1:

 * Sudo now provides a proper error message when the "fqdn" sudoers
   option is set and it is unable to resolve the local host name.
   Bug #859.

 * Portuguese translation for sudo and sudoers from translationproject.org.

Major changes between sudo 1.8.26b1 and 1.8.25p1:

 * Fixed a bug in cvtsudoers when converting to JSON format when
   alias expansion is enabled. Bug #853.

 * Sudo no long sets the USERNAME environment variable when running
   commands. This is a non-standard environment variable that was
   set on some older Linux systems.

 * Sudo now treats the LOGNAME and USER environment variables (as
   well as the LOGIN variable on AIX) as a single unit.  If one is
   preserved or removed from the environment using env_keep, env_check
   or env_delete, so is the other.

 * Added support for OpenLDAP's TLS_REQCERT setting in ldap.conf.

 * Sudo now logs when the command was suspended and resumed in the
   I/O logs.  This information is used by sudoreplay to skip the
   time suspended when replaying the session unless the new -S flag
   is used.

 * Fixed documentation problems found by the igor utility.  Bug #854.

 * Sudo now prints a warning message when there is an error or end
   of file while reading the password instead of exiting silently.

 * Fixed a bug in the sudoers LDAP back-end parsing the command_timeout,
   role, type, privs and limitprivs sudoOptions.  This also affected
   cvtsudoers conversion from LDIF to sudoers or JSON.

 * Fixed a bug that prevented timeout settings in sudoers from
   functioning unless a timeout was also specified on the command

 * Asturian translation for sudo from translationproject.org.

 * When generating LDIF output, cvtsudoers can now be configured
   to pad the sudoOrder increment such that the start order is used
   as a prefix.  Bug #856.

 * Fixed a bug introduced in sudo 1.8.25 that prevented sudo from
   properly setting the user's groups on AIX.  Bug #857.

 * If the user specifies a group via sudo's -g option that matches
   any of the target user's groups, it is now allowed even if no
   groups are present in the Runas_Spec.  Previously, it was only
   allowed if it matched the target user's primary group.

 * The sudoers LDAP back-end now supports negated sudoRunAsUser and
   sudoRunAsGroup entries.
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