Previously, when running a command through sudo that had the I/O logging enabled, a parent process of the command was occasionally blocked in the poll() function execution, waiting for an event on the /dev/ptmx file descriptor. Consequently, a deadlock occurred and sudo might leave the process of the command in an unresponsive state. This update adds a pseudoterminal cleanup logic, and sudo no longer causes a deadlock in the described scenario.
This bug has been copied from bug #1560657 and has been proposed to be backported to 7.5 z-stream (EUS).
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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