latest sudo locks out a user

David Mehler dave.mehler at
Fri Sep 1 16:34:00 UTC 2017

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your responses. There have been no changes in the
sudoers file, and the syntax on it is correct. The user is in the
wheel group and in the sudoers file there's a line that says anyone in
that group can do anything as long as they have the password.

I've reset the password, hasn't fixed the issue.

I've got logging going and I do see the user, the environment
variables, and the command attempt, but nothing about an error, just
nothing. The log file has 3 lines in it, the other files in that
directory are empty.

Could this possibly be a pam change?


On 9/1/17, Dylan Williams <freebsd at> wrote:
> Dave,
> What group is your user in and what permissions does that group (or the user
> him/herself have) in the /usr/local/etc/sudoers file?
> Dylan.
>> On 1 Sep 2017, at 9:23 PM, David Mehler <dave.mehler at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Has anything changed in the latest sudo?
>> Two days ago on my 10.3 system I did a ports update and got a new
>> version of sudo, v1.8.21. Since then a user who was able to log in by
>> ssh, (using key-based not password logins), is now unable to use sudo
>> to su to root. I enter the correct password and just get put back at
>> my user prompt, nothing in the syslog.
>> I've changed the password for that user nothing.
>> I've looked at /usr/ports/UPDATING and didn't see anything related to
>> sudo.
>> If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
>> Thanks.
>> Dave.
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