1.143. sudo

1.143.1. RHBA-2011:0079: bug fix update

An updated sudo package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The sudo (superuser do) utility allows system administrators to give certain users the ability to run commands as root.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Due to an incorrect definition of a lexical analyzer rule, using a negated user-specific "Defaults" directive failed with a parse error. With this update, such directives are now parsed as expected. ( BZ#580438)
* Prior to this update, the manual page for sudoers.ldap was not installed, even though it contains important information on how to set up an LDAP sudoers source and other documents refer to it. This error no longer occurs, and the manual page is now properly included in the package. Additionally, various POD files have been removed from the package, as they are required for build purposes only. ( BZ#583644)
* A comment regarding the "visiblepw" option of the "Defaults" directive has been added to the default /etc/sudoers file to clarify its usage. ( BZ#583911)
* A typing error in the sudoers manual page has been corrected. ( BZ#602022)
* When the /etc/sudoers file contained entries with multiple hosts, running the "sudo -l" command incorrectly reported that a certain user does not have permissions to use sudo on the system. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to target this issue, and running the "sudo -l" command now produces the correct output. ( BZ#603819)
* Due to an incorrect handling of mixed case in user and group names, fetching the information from Active Directory may have failed with a cache error. With this update, an upstream patch has been applied to target this issue, and sudo now works as expected. ( BZ#615179)
All users of sudo are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

1.143.2. RHBA-2010:0777: bug fix update

An updated sudo package that fixes a bug is now available.
The sudo (super user do) utility allows system administrators to give certain users the ability to run commands as root with logging.
This updated sudo package fixes the following bug:
* Previously, 'sudo' returned a 'cache error' whenever a mixed cased user name or a mixed cased group name was fetched from an Active Directory via LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) or QAS (Quest Authentication Services). With this update, the case of a user name or a group name is ignored and 'sudo' no longer returns a 'cache error'. ( BZ#632235)
All users of sudo are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.