There are thousands of entries in my auth.log like this:

sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed

What causes these to occur? I'd like to fix whatever it is but I'm a bit mystified as to where to look. visudo looks ok to me but I'm no expert at it's syntax.


I have seen this appear when someone presses Ctrl + C at sudo password prompt.

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