After reading about the lately discovered vulnerability with sudo, I decided to update to 1.8.28 manually.
I downloaded deb file from
sudo.ws and used
dpkg to install it, and it failed due to lack of dependencies.
sudo dpkg -i debs/sudo_1.8.28-1_ubu1804_i386.deb (Reading database ... 232031 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../sudo_1.8.28-1_ubu1804_i386.deb ... Unpacking sudo:i386 (1.8.28-1) over (1.8.27-1ubuntu1.1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of sudo:i386: sudo:i386 depends on libc6. sudo:i386 depends on libpam0g. sudo:i386 depends on libpam-modules. sudo:i386 depends on zlib1g. sudo:i386 depends on libselinux1. sudo:i386 depends on libaudit1. dpkg: error processing package sudo:i386 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.5-2) ... Errors were encountered while processing: sudo:i386
After that I can't call
sudo any more and it seems to be damaged cause I can locate it in
l /usr/bin/sudo -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 479K Oct 10 20:15 /usr/bin/sudo
Since there is no
Root user available on Ubuntu I was wondering if there is any solution other than rebooting as root in
Here is the output of
type -a sudo sudo is /usr/bin/sudo sudo is /bin/sudo
pkexecdoesn't seem to be working for me (no action. Only sitting there gazing at me)
The only option left is recovery mode which I have to postpone till end of the day and I'll let you know the result.