[Linux-aus] Re: Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Mar 13 22:37:02 UTC 2006


> <quote>
> Posted by Zonk  on Monday March 13, @12:34AM
> from the that's-a-big-oops dept.
> Security Linux
> BBitmaster writes "An extremely critical bug and security threat was
> discovered in Ubuntu Breezy Badger 5.10 earlier today by a visitor on
> the Ubuntu Forums that allows anyone to read the root password simply
> by opening an installer log file. Apparently the installer fails to
> clean its log files and leaves them readable to all users. The bug has
> been fixed, and only affects The 5.10 Breezy Badger release. Ubuntu
> users, be sure to get the patch right away."
> </quote>

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