On 01/20/2009 08:23 PM, Tim Judd wrote:
> and I recommend against sudo because it's very design is a
> man-in-the-middle type of scenario, and one typo by the sudo devs can
> possibly make a mess out of things.
> I think sudo makes a lazy admin -- too easy to just run in and hit
> something.
> I think sudo is a false sense of security.  If a user trusts another,
> and give sudo access, why not give the whole OS to them?
> Sudo's out there -- don't get me wrong, but you won't catch me dead with
> a box with sudo installed.  I think it's a very misleading tool.  And
> not to say they do -- but what if the devs put in a keygen...do you
> monitor the sudo source code?
> And if I remember correctly -- the way sudo gets it's work done is a
> SUID bit to root.  Those are the devil's eggs that hatch and just cause
> havoc.  A rogue CGI calling sudo to do something on the website, buffer
> overflow (with php!) and you've gotten rooted.
> No, no -- I hate sudo for it's own doing.  It's going to eat itself alive.
> </rant>  No flames please.

Have you read through the entire src tree?  And the source of every
software package you've ever installed?  If so, it would be a drop in
the bucket to read through sudo as well.

I see that you sent your e-mail from a Windows box...

P.S. There is a difference between a keygen and a keylogger.

Benjamin Lee

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