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Problems with sudo

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Matt Shields <matt-urrlRJtNKRMsHrnhXWJB8w at> wrote:

> Is there anyone on the list that has some suggestions on securing sudo?
> For years we've used sudo to give our developers and qa access to production
> servers run cat, less, more and tail to view logs, but nothing else.  But a
> recent know it all developer who seems to think that he shouldn't abide by
> rules has figured out that in less if you hit ! then /bin/bash he can get a
> root shell.  Anyone know of a way of forbidding dropping to shell from any
> of these applications?
> -matt
> Mike Ditka <> - "If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn't have given us arms."

Ok, I found if I put the following in /etc/bashrc, then it will keep them
from using ! in less.  Anything other suggestions for cat, more and tail?


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