[UFO Chicago] sudo exploit

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:11:01 -0700

begin  Peter A. Peterson II quotation:
> I really like being able to say "sudo newlist" or "sudo chmod" without
> having to open a root shell that, knowing me, I will forget and leave
> open. 

	Far better to have something like the following:

%listmgrs	ALL=/usr/sbin/newlist

	So that people in the "listmgrs" group can make new mailing
lists without having root power for everything else.  That way you can
delegate jobs out.  I won't deny that this has its own security
implications (what if the newlist program is susceptible to attack?).

You are not entitled to your opinions.
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