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Misuse of sudo(8) and sudoers(5)

Posted 10-07-2016 at 06:46 AM by Turbocapitalist

The utility sudo(8) runs programs as another user. Frequently, that other user is root, but it does not have to be, the utility can also be used to downgrade privileges. Often it is mis-used to provide full root access to a group of users in place of su(1). However, sudo(8) was developed to give selective access to machines, following the principle of least privilege. It can achieve a very fine granularity of access, even allowing just specific programs or specific options for specific programs....
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