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What is Sudo?

Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to delegate authority to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while providing an audit trail of the commands and their arguments. For more information, see the introduction to Sudo. Sudo is free software, distributed under an ISC-style license.

 

Releases

The current stable release is sudo 1.8.3p2, released on January 30, 2012.
The current maintenance release is sudo 1.7.8p2, released on January 27, 2012.
See the download page for a list of binary packages.

The current development releases are sudo 1.8.4rc2 released on February 6, 2012 and sudo 1.7.9rc1, released on January 29, 2012.

 

News

[2012-02-06] Sudo version 1.8.4rc2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.4rc2.

[2012-01-30] Sudo version 1.8.3p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.3p2. This release fixes a potential format string vulnerability when the -D (debugging) flag is used.

[2012-01-29] Sudo version 1.7.9rc1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.9rc1.

[2012-01-27] Sudo version 1.7.8p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.8p2. Sudo 1.7.8p2 is a bug fix release.

[2011-12-15] Quest One Privilege Manager for Sudo is now available. This is the first third-party plugin for Sudo 1.8.1 and higher.

[2011-10-25] Sudo version 1.8.3p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.3p1.
Sudo 1.8.3p1 is a bug fix release.

[2011-10-21] Sudo version 1.7.8p1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.8p1.
Sudo 1.7.8p1 is a bug fix release.

[2011-10-21] Sudo version 1.8.3 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.3.
Sudo 1.8.3 includes Esperanto, Italian and Japanese translations as well as bug fixes.

[2011-10-21] Sudo version 1.7.8 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.8.
Sudo 1.7.8 is a bug fix release.

[2011-08-17] Sudo version 1.8.2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.2.
Sudo 1.8.2 is the first release to include natural language support. Translations are coordinated via translationproject.org. If you wish to help translate Sudo, please join the Translation Project rather than submitting an independent translation.

[2011-08-17] Sudo version 1.7.7 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.7.
Sudo 1.7.7 is primarily a bug fix release.

[2011-05-16] Sudo version 1.8.1p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.1p2.
Sudo version 1.7.6p2 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.6p1.
This patchlevel fixes a small number bugs in sudo 1.8.1p1 and 1.7.6p1.

[2011-04-09] Sudo version 1.8.1 released. Major changes in sudo 1.8.1.
Sudo version 1.7.6 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.6.
This is primarily a bug fix release.

[2011-02-27] Sudo version 1.8.0 released at SCALE 9x. Sudo 1.8.0 adds support for dynamically-loaded policy and I/O logging modules. The are available.

[2011-02-27] Sudo version 1.7.5 released. Major changes in sudo 1.7.5.

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