sudoers nopasswd screwiness

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Dec 10 02:08:27 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-12-09 at 14:06 +0200, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> 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?
I did before I checked the list but puppet asserts the permissions
of /etc/sudoers & /etc/sudoers.d/user and they are indeed 0440
> Is the version of sudo the same on all machines?
it is - they are all 10.04 and the same pkg version
> (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.)
sort of where I am at this point and in the meantime, I've copied the
lines from /etc/sudoers.d/user into /etc/sudoers and commented them
in /etc/sudoers.d/user (apparently sudo is very unhappy to have
identical rules) and I'm at least function but still scratching my head.



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