sudo - Provide limited super user privileges to specific users

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name sudo
Package version 1.8.20p2
Package release 1ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.65 KB
Download size 405.59 KB
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Sudo is a program designed to allow a sysadmin to give limited root
privileges to users and log root activity.  The basic philosophy is to give
as few privileges as possible but still allow people to get their work done.
This version is built with minimal shared library dependencies, use the
sudo-ldap package instead if you need LDAP support for sudoers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sudo_1.8.20p2-1ubuntu1_i386.deb 1.8.20p2 i386 Ubuntu Main
sudo - - -


Name Value
libaudit1 >= 1:2.2.1
libc6 >= 2.17
libpam-modules -
libpam0g >=
libselinux1 >= 1.32
lsb-base -


Name Value
sudo-ldap -


Name Value
sudo-ldap -


Type URL
Binary Package sudo_1.8.20p2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package sudo

Install Howto

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




2017-06-12 - Balint Reczey <>
sudo (1.8.20p2-1ubuntu1) artful; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable. (LP: #1697587)
Remaining changes:
- Use tmpfs location to store timestamp files
+ debian/rules: change --with-rundir to /var/run/sudo
+ debian/rules, debian/sudo.service, debian/sudo.sudo.init: stop
shipping init script and service file, as they are no longer
+ debian/*.preinst, debian/*.postinst, debian/*.postrm: remove old
init script with dpkg-maintscript-helper.
+ debian/*.postinst: remove old /var/run/sudo to /var/lib/sudo
transition code, remove old /var/lib/sudo/ts timestamp directory.
- debian/rules:
+ compile with --without-lecture --with-tty-tickets --enable-admin-flag
+ install man/man8/sudo_root.8 in both flavours
+ install apport hooks
- debian/, debian/sudo-ldap.dirs, debian/sudo.dirs:
+ add usr/share/apport/package-hooks
- debian/sudo.pam:
+ Use pam_env to read /etc/environment and /etc/default/locale
environment files. Reading ~/.pam_environment is not permitted due to
security reasons.
- debian/sudoers:
+ also grant admin group sudo access
+ include /snap/bin in the secure_path
- debian/control, debian/rules:
+ use dh-autoreconf
- Remaining patches:
+ keep_home_by_default.patch: Keep HOME in the default environment
- Dropped patches no longer needed:
+ CVE-2017-1000367.patch
2017-06-08 - Bdale Garbee <>
sudo (1.8.20p2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream version
2017-06-05 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
sudo (1.8.20p1-1.1) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use /proc/self consistently on Linux
* CVE-2017-1000368: Arbitrary terminal access (Closes: #863897)
2017-05-30 - Bdale Garbee <>
sudo (1.8.20p1-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream version with fix for CVE-2017-1000367, closes: #863731
2017-05-10 - Bdale Garbee <>
sudo (1.8.20-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* patch from Helmut Grohne to fix cross-building issues, closes: #847131
+ Let dh_auto_configure pass --host to configure
+ Honour DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck
2017-05-29 - Steve Beattie <>
sudo (1.8.19p1-1ubuntu2) artful; urgency=medium
* SECURITY UPDATE: /proc/self/stat parsing confusion
- debian/patches/CVE-2017-1000367.patch: adjust parsing to
find ttyname
- CVE-2017-1000367

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