[Linux-aus] Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu
jdub at perkypants.org
Tue Mar 14 07:36:02 UTC 2006
> I thought this was worth a mention for people that use Ubuntu Breezy
Note that the article title was totally wrong. There is no root password set
on Ubuntu, so it's definitely not the root password that is stored. However,
it is the first user's password that is only sometimes stored in the install
log, and the first user on Ubuntu systems has full sudo rights.
There's a good explanation of the bug from Colin Watson here:
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