sudo does not honor sudoers_base directive in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Option sudoers_base in /etc/ldap.conf not working
  • Upgraded several servers from 5.4 to 5.5 and  sudoers_base in /etc/ldap.conf stopped working.
  • When trying to obtain sudo permission from the ldap server it gives the following error message:

     <USERNAME> is not in the sudoers file. this incident will be reported  
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • sudo-1.7.2p1-5.el5

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