"SCALE: You will be presenting at SCALE later this week
on new developments in the 1.8 release of sudo. What would you say
is the killer feature of this new release?
"Todd Miller: The "killer feature" in sudo 1.8 is dynamically
loaded modules. This makes it possible for third parties to write
sudo plugins that implement custom security policies and logging of
command input and output. There are a number of root access control
packages out there, both Open Source and commercial. The plugin
support makes it possible for users accustomed to using sudo to
continue using it even if they want/need to use different security
policy for root access. All that is required is a plugin that can
assess the security policy and determine whether the user is
allowed to run the command."
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