[CentOS] sudo path

Brad Oaks bradoaks at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 17:36:36 UTC 2007

And while you're at it, you might as well supply the full path to su.
Quite a while ago I was taught to give the full path to su.  This
instruction was given with a warning that it's more secure in case a
malicious user was able to get a command named 'su' into your path
ahead of the binary you're intending to execute.

I use:
sudo /bin/su -

Although, presumably under this logic, someone could have snuck
another binary in named 'sudo', too.  To take my own medicine, I
should be doing:
/usr/bin/sudo /bin/su -

Putting my $0.02 in where it wasn't necessarily asked for,

On 7/21/07, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> centos wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > Any time I am running sudo, I should have full path to the command,
> > for example sudo /sbin/ifconfig
> >
> > Is there any way to set the path for sudo ?
> use this command to get that (instead of just sudo):
> sudo su -
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