Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489744
Regression in sudo since --secure-path was enabled
Last modified: 2009-06-15 21:57:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Our users have a pretty scary PATH variable and they have a script named runasrelease that does:
sudo -u release bash -c "$*"
Since upgrading to fedora10+, the PATH variable is cleared and set to whatever was builtin with --secure-path. This breaks our expected usage of sudo as it removes PATH which we want set.
env_keep = "HOME PATH"
does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sudo -u anyotheruser bash -c 'echo $PATH'
Steps to Reproduce:
email@example.com: ~ $ echo $PATH
firstname.lastname@example.org: ~ $ sudo -u release bash -c 'echo $PATH'
[sudo] password for jschroeder:
PATH is cleared due to the --secure-path option
There should be a way for PATH to not be cleared. !env_reset or adding PATH to env_keep should work. This is fixed in 1.7.0 according to upstream.
* Wed May 14 2008 Peter Vrabec <email@example.com> 1.6.9p13-6
- compiled with secure path (#80215)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sudo/+bug/192651 ubuntu bug
http://www.gratisoft.us/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=284 upstream bug
sudo-1.7.1-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
sudo-1.7.1-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update sudo'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-4879
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
sudo-1.7.1-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.