[sudo-workers] sudo 1.8.30b1 released

Todd C. Miller Todd.Miller at sudo.ws
Thu Nov 21 16:18:06 MST 2019

The first beta version of sudo 1.8.30 is now available.  Sudo 1.8.30
is a bug fix release.


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Major changes between sudo 1.8.30b1 and 1.8.29:

 * Fixed a warning on macOS introduced in sudo 1.8.29 when sudo
   attempts to set the open file limit to unlimited.  Bug #904.

 * Sudo now closes file descriptors before changing uids.  This
   prevents a non-root process from interfering with sudo's ability
   to close file descriptors on systems that support the prlimit(2)
   system call.

 * Sudo now treats an attempt to run "sudo sudoedit" as simply
   "sudoedit".  If the sudoers file contains a fully-qualified path
   to sudoedit, sudo will now treat it simply as "sudoedit" (with
   no path).  Visudo will will now treat a fully-qualified path
   to sudoedit as an error.  Bug #871.

 * Fixed a bug introduced in sudo 1.8.28 where sudo would warn about
   a missing /etc/environment file on AIX and Linux when PAM is not
   enabled.  Bug #907

 * Fixed a bug on Linux introduced in sudo 1.8.29 that prevented
   the askpass program from running due to an unlimited stack size
   resource limit.  Bug #908.

 * If a group provider plugin has optional arguments, the argument list
   passed to the plugin is now NULL terminated as per the documentation.
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