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Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:47:10 -0600
From: "Todd C. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: Are `su user' and/or `sudo -u user sh' considered dangerous?

On Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:25:45 -0400, Jordan Glover wrote:

> > For sudo, there's the "use_pty" flag. (It's not enabled by default.)
> Why this isn't default? Where's the catch?

Up until recently there were issues with background processes being
killed when the pty went away.  Using a pty will become the default
in a future release.

 - todd

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