sudo and /etc/sudoers

Josh Holland jshholland at
Sun Dec 28 00:04:54 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 10:01 +1000, Res wrote:
> eerrrr sudo caches auth timestamp as you mentioned, its a security risk if
> you close the window, and someone opens it up when you go for a coffee 
> and types sudo -i and has a root on your box, no passwd required, sure 
> youd have to be unlucky, but it by default exists, at elast when I logout, 
> no one gets root axs here.

Sorry to keep this thread alive but 'sudo -k' kills the timestamp.
Josh Holland aka madmartian
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