super - Execute commands setuid root

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name super
Package version 3.30.0
Package release 7
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 801 B
Download size 93.94 KB
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Super allows specified users to execute scripts (or other commands)
as if they were root; or it can set the uid and/or gid on a
per-command basis before executing the command.  It is intended to be
a secure alternative to making scripts setuid root.


Package Version Architecture Repository
super_3.30.0-7_amd64.deb 3.30.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
super - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libpam-runtime >= 0.76-14
libpam0g >=


Type URL
Binary Package super_3.30.0-7_i386.deb
Source Package super

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install super deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install super




2014-04-29 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 15-Fix-gcc-warnings.patch to fix `variable-set-but-unused' warnings.
* Fix clang's warning in 08-Logfile-group.patch.
* debian/rules, debian/control:
+ switch to debhelper v9 and tiny rules file;
+ compile with LFS support enabled (lintian);
+ add support for cross-compiling;
+ remove usage of hardening-includes package, the hardening options are 
now provided by dpkg-buildflags instead.
* Remove debian/preinst script, used to handling migrations from ancient
versions of the package.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.5:
+ use /run/superstamps directly instead of the /var/run/ symlink.
2014-04-23 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-6+deb7u1) wheezy-security; urgency=high
* Add 14-Fix-unchecked-setuid-call.patch to fix a flaw in `super -F'
command which might open super for RLIMIT_NPROC style exploits on
older 2.6 kernels (CVE-2014-0470).
2012-01-09 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-6) unstable; urgency=high
* Add 12-Use-vsnprintf.patch to fix buffer overflow error occurring
when logging via syslog is enabled (CVE-2011-2776).
* Add 13-Potential-format-string-vulnerability.patch to fix
a vulnerability that might occur if the user of file name or file
name used in the tag contains a '%' character.
* Rename & refresh other patches with gbp-pq import/export.
* debian/control:
+ Add VCS fields;
+ Standards-Version: 3.9.2 (no changes).
+ Sort dependency fields with wrap and sort.
2011-02-21 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* 10_ftbfs_hurd.patch: fix FTBFS on GNU/Hurd.
* 11_gcc_wformat.patch: fix warnings given by gcc when hardening options
are turned on.
2011-02-19 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to the `3.0 (quilt) source format:
+ remove build-time depenency on quilt;
+ remove debian/README.source.
* debian/rules:
+ drop patch/unpatch target;
+ use dpkg-buildflags for getting CFLAGS/LDFLAGS;
+ call dh_auto_{configure,build,clean} commands;
+ provide build-{arch,indep} targets.
* 09_Makefile_srcdir.patch: new patch to use $(srcdir) where it's needed.
* Enable hardening logic provided by the hardening-includes package; add
the package to build-depends.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1.
* Build with debhelper v8.
2010-01-03 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* 07_ftbfs_kfreebsd.patch: A patch from Cyril Brulebois to fix FTBFS 
on GNU/kFreeBSD (closes: #561787).
* 08_logfile_group.patch: Create log files owned by the adm group and with
proper access rights (closes: #112700).
* Updated 05_manpages.patch to fix yet another warning from man.
* Standards-Version: 3.8.3.
* Bump debhelper to v7.
* Remove linda overrides, use dh_lintian for installing lintian's overrides.
* Remove /var/run/superstamps from the binary package. The directory will be
created by super anyway, if it doesn't exist.
* Add a home page link, a README.source file.
* Write patches' descriptions.
2008-04-19 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump build-dependency on debhelper.
* Fix hyphens in man pages (lintian).
* Pass -Wl,-as-needed to LD_FLAGS to quit dpkg-shlibdeps warnings.
* Add support for cross-compiling.
* Move to quilt for managing patches, split debian diff into 0[1-5]*.patch.
* 06_gcc_warnings.patch: fix gcc -Wall warnings.
2007-12-22 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.30.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
2007-12-19 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.28.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Standards-Version: 3.7.3 (no changes).
* Set debhelper compat version to 6.
2007-04-15 - Robert Luberda <>
super (3.27.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.

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supercollider-emacs_3.6.6~repack-2-2_all.deb SuperCollider mode for Emacs
supercollider-gedit_3.6.6~repack-2-2_all.deb SuperCollider mode for Gedit
supercollider-ide_3.6.6~repack-2-2_i386.deb integrated development environment for supercollider audio system
supercollider-language_3.6.6~repack-2-2_i386.deb real time audio synthesis programming language
supercollider-server_3.6.6~repack-2-2_i386.deb real time audio synthesis server
supercollider-supernova_3.6.6~repack-2-2_i386.deb real time audio synthesis server (multiprocessor version)
supercollider-vim_3.6.6~repack-2-2_all.deb SuperCollider mode for Vim
supercollider_3.6.6~repack-2-2_i386.deb real time audio synthesis programming language
superiotool_0.0+r6637-1_i386.deb Super I/O detection tool
superkb_0.23-2_i386.deb Hotkey-based application launcher with on-screen hints
supermin_5.1.14-2ubuntu1_i386.deb tool for building supermin appliances
supertransball2-data_1.5-7_all.deb data files for supertransball2