Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

“Super do,” which is universally shortened to “sudo” is a ubiquitous app that’s been a part of Unix systems for decades. It allows users to run commands as though they had root access to the computer without having to log in as an administrator. This makes for a more secure environment.

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