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Re: Annoying sudo change?



On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:56:17 -0500 (EST)
Steven W. Orr wrote:

> Let's say for arguments sake that you're correct. Regardless, what sort of 
> suggestion does anyone have to allow Tom to do what he wants? Yes he may 
> be doing it wrong, but right now he's not doing it at all.

Actually, I just downloaded the source rpm and rebuilt with a different
hard coded path that included /usr/local/bin, which was the main
missing bit that caused me lots of grief.

It does seem odd to me that it is essential for proper security to
have sudo restrict the PATH to just /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
yet if I login as root, the PATH is:

/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/NX/bin:/root/bin

Shouldn't proper security dictate that root's login PATH be just
as restricted as sudo's built-in PATH? :-).


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