descriptionsudo update for OS X versions prior to 10.7.5
last changeThu, 27 Oct 2016 16:03:59 +0000 (27 09:03 -0700)
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This project has been created to provide a simple way to upgrade the sudo utility on older OS X versions (specifically versions 10.4.x, 10.5.x and 10.6.x) so that the CVE-2013-1775 vulnerability can be avoided (there are further details available at this link).

Please note that without this update all versions of OS X prior to 10.7.5 (assuming the 2013-09-12 security update has been applied) as well as OS X versions 10.8.0-10.8.4 are vulnerable to this exploit whereby code running as a member of the admin group can easily obtain root access on the machine if the sudo command has ever been used sucessfully in the past.

Please see the README_FIRST.txt file for details on building and installing. Full license information can be found in the LICENSE.txt file.

This update is based on the official sudo 1.7.10p7 release upon which various Apple-specific tweaks are then applied (see the patches directory) as culled from the Apple Open Source sudo sources that can be found here.

Please see the README_FIRST.txt file for more details as the build script automatically takes care of extracting, patching, configuring and building this update.

2016-10-27 Kyle J. McKayREADME: add link for automatic readme displaymaster
2013-11-21 Kyle J. McKayTweak README files and build script slightly based...
2013-09-25 Kyle J. McKaybuild: Make FAT binaries as appropriate for current...
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayImprove 10.4 build compatibility
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayAdd build script
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayPull up LICENSE out of tarball
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayAdd a README_FIRST.txt file
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayAdd Apple-specific patches against sudo-1.7.10p7
2013-09-24 Kyle J. McKayAdd original sudo 1.7.10p7 base sources
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