sudo-1.8.10p3-10.10.2 - sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Following the installation of sudo-1.8.10p3-10.10.2, the "sudo -l" commands returns the following:

     sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo


There are two workarounds available :

Option 1 : Remove the "Defaults requiretty" line from the sudoers file .
Option 2 : Revert to sudo-1.8.10p3-10.5.1


The root cause for this is due to a bug in the fix for CVE-2017-1000368.

Additional Information

This has been reported to engineering.


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  • Document ID:7021027
  • Creation Date: 27-Jun-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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