Why the new version of sudo: sudo-1.7.2p1-13.el5 changed functionality?

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  • After patching systems, sudo is being updated from sudo-1.7.2p1-10.el5 to sudo-1.7.2p1-13.el5, now the string together commands in quotes no longer working, this worked on the older version:
$ sudo -i -u user2 "echo hi;pwd"
[sudo] password for user1: 
  • On the newer version getting:
$ sudo -i -u user2 "echo hi;pwd"
[sudo] password for user1: 
-ksh[1]: echo hi;pwd: not found [No such file or directory]
  • Is this a bug? There is nothing in the change log that referred to this feature as not being available any longer?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • sudo-1.7.2p1-13.el5

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