Bug 885986 - Document disadvantages of using the sudo command
Summary: Document disadvantages of using the sudo command
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Security_Guide
Version: 6.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Petr Bokoc
QA Contact: ecs-bugs
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Reported: 2012-12-11 09:08 UTC by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2013-02-25 14:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-25 14:02:56 UTC
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Description Martin Prpič 2012-12-11 09:08:17 UTC
The "2.1.4.3.2. The sudo Command" section in the Security Guide describes the use of sudo for gaining administrative access. However, it does not list the shortcomings of this command. For example, by default, users of the wheel group are allowed to perform any action that would normally require root privileges. Please add a caution admonition informing users of this and similar disadvantages of using sudo.


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