There’s a lot of hubbub out there now about a security hole in the Unix/Linux family’s sudo command. Sudo is the command, which enables normal users to run commands as if they were the root user, aka the system administrator. While this sudo security vulnerability is a real problem and needs patching, it’s not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.
At first glance the problem looks like a bad one. With it, a user who is allowed to use sudo to run commands as any other user, except root, can still use it to run root commands.