sudoers nopasswd screwiness

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Dec 9 12:06:57 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 08, 2011 at 08:15:59PM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> It's just 2 particular Ubuntu 10.04 that exhibit this problem though I
> am running many others (Ubuntu 10.04) whose LDAP/NSS/PAM are all
> completely identical which is assured by puppet. Since /etc/sudoers
> and /etc/sudoers.d are also propagated by puppet, I know that they're
> identical (not that I didn't check by copying them to a working server
> and running diff on them as well as the entire /etc/pam.d directory).

Can you check the permissions of the files and directories
like /etc/sudoers.d as well?

Is the version of sudo the same on all machines?

(Just scraping the bottom of the barrel for suggestions, since I've no
idea why the same sudoers configuration would act differently on
different machines.)

Marius Gedminas
"Nuclear war can ruin your whole compile."
                -- Karl Lehenbauer
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