[drbd-mc] Using DRBD MC with sudo will leave cleartext password visable with ps -ef

Rasto Levrinc rasto.levrinc at linbit.com
Mon Dec 20 15:16:43 CET 2010

On Mon, December 20, 2010 11:11 am, Kulovits Christian - OS ITSC wrote:
> Hello,
> We are using DRBD MC for some Linux Clusters, and it is a very great
> tool. We are not allowed to login with root account to our systems for
> admin purposes and so we use the sudo facility from the mc. We have su
> and sudo configured to get used without password for our admins, but when
> using the mc we could see the cleartext password with the ps -ef command:
> user  13768 29341  0 10:50 pts/2    00:00:00 bash -c trap - SIGPIPE;echo
> "PASSWORD"|sudo -S -p '' bash -c "trap - SIGPIPE; { nice -n 19
> /usr/local/bin/drbd-gui-helper-0.8.6 hw-info-lazy; } 2>&1" 2>/dev/null
> Is there another way to establish required authority, eg. sudo without
> password, or su -l (without password)?

If you configure sudo without password, then if you enter anything as a
"sudo password" it should work. I'll try to think about something to make
it suck less.


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