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sudo vulnerabilities

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Ubuntu 8.10 Ubuntu 9.04 Ubuntu 9.10

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Created by mick 4 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
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The Perils of Sudo With User Passwords

http://www.longitudetech.com

The consensus among new Unix and Linux users seems to be that sudo is more secure than using the root account, because it requires you type your password to perform potentially harmful actions. In reality, a compromised user account, which is no big deal normally, is instantly root in most setups.

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Created by fossfreak 4 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 38 weeks ago
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How to add users to /etc/sudoers

http://www.ghacks.net

But what if, as a system administrator, you add a new user and want to give them similar sudo rights? How do you go about doing this?

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Created by Papa Smurf 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!

http://www.groklaw.net

Lordy, lordy, lordy. They have no shame. It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it. Here it is, patent number 7617530. Thanks, USPTO, for giving Microsoft, which is already a monopoly, a monopoly on something that's been in use since 1980 and wasn't invented by Microsoft.

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How To Enable Root (Super) User in Ubuntu

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If you are new to Ubuntu and have been using other distros like Fedora or openSUSE before, then you may find it frustrating that when you issue the "su" command it will result to authentication failure.By default, access to root account password is disabled in Ubuntu for added security measures.

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Created by linuxlooooser 5 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 3 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Got it Right with Sudo

http://prairiepy.blogspot.com

The compelling thing to me about Ubuntu was that I kept seeing information on the web about how to do various things in Ubuntu. One issue that previously gave me reservations about Ubuntu was the whole thing with disabling the root account in favor of extensive use of sudo.

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Created by kitin 5 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 6 weeks ago
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More Funny Applications Errors From Linux, Unix And Elsewhere

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Your Computer makin' you crazy? These error messages may or may not help you out ;)

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Created by eggixyz 5 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 30 weeks ago
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Running Complex Commands with sudo

http://www.linuxjournal.com

If you use sudo to run commands as root, you've probably run into “permission denied” problems when only part of a pipeline or part of a command is running with root permissions.

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Created by anna 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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sudo !!

http://linuxsoftware.blogsome.com

How many times did you type a command and forgot to type sudo first ? What do you want to say when that happens ? No, not that…you might want to say : sudo !!

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Created by carlmig 6 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 14 weeks ago
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UnConfusing The Issue Of Disabling Root On Linux or Unix

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

A look at various ways to secure the root account against system users and some in-use methods that seem to cause more harm than good.

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Created by eggixyz 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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Sudo and Su

http://fosswire.com

You’ve probably seen one of these commands. Debian and Ubuntu users have seen more of sudo, while SUSE and Fedora have used su more often. What exactly is the difference?

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Created by missgeek 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
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sudoers file...

http://www.go2linux.org

The file /etc/sudoers, has the rules that users have to follow when using sudo command.

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Created by mark 6 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 51 weeks ago
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