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What is Sudo?

Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to delegate authority to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while providing an audit trail of the commands and their arguments. For more information, see the introduction to Sudo. Sudo is free software, distributed under an ISC-style license.

 

Releases

The current stable release is sudo 1.8.11p1, released on October 7, 2014.
The current maintenance release is sudo 1.7.10p8, released on March 5, 2014.
See the download page for a list of binary packages.

 

News

[2014-10-07] Sudo version 1.8.11p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.11p1.

[2014-09-23] Sudo version 1.8.11 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.11.

[2014-09-20] Sudo version 1.8.11rc2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.11rc2.

[2014-05-06] Sudo version 1.8.10p3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.10p3.

[2014-03-17] Sudo version 1.8.10p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.10p2.

[2014-03-13] Sudo version 1.8.10p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.10p1.

[2014-03-10] Sudo version 1.8.10 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.10.
This version includes a new time stamp file format that uses the monotonic clock where available.

[2014-03-06] Sudo version 1.8.10rc3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.10rc3.

[2014-03-05] Sudo version 1.7.10p8 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.10p8.
This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to run unauthorized commands when the env_reset option is disabled in sudoers.

[2014-02-04] Sudo version 1.8.9p5 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9p5.

[2014-01-15] Sudo version 1.8.9p4 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9p4.

[2014-01-13] Sudo version 1.8.9p3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9p3.

[2014-01-13] Sudo version 1.8.9p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9p2.

[2014-01-07] Sudo version 1.8.9p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9p1.

[2014-01-06] Sudo version 1.8.9 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.9.

[2013-09-29] Sudo version 1.8.8 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.8.

[2013-06-13] Sudo version 1.8.7 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.7.

[2013-04-11] Sudo version 1.8.6p8 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.6p8.

[2013-02-27] Sudo version 1.8.6p7 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.6p7.
This version fixes two potential security issues related to the time stamp files used by sudo. The first issue may allow a user to bypass authentication if they are able to reset the system clock. The second issue may allow a user to bypass the tty_tickets constraints.

[2013-02-27] Sudo version 1.7.10p7 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.10p7.
This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to bypass authentication if they are able to reset the system clock.

[2013-02-11] Sudo version 1.7.10p6 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.10p6.
This version fixes a potential security issue that may allow a user to bypass the tty_tickets constraints.

[2012-09-04] PDF versions of the sudo manuals are now available for download.

[2012-08-13] Sudo version 1.8.5p3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.5p3.

[2012-05-17] Sudo version 1.8.5p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.5p1.

[2012-05-16] Sudo version 1.8.5 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.5.

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