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

Jonathan Oxer jon at ivt.com.au
Tue Mar 14 09:26:03 UTC 2006

On 3/14/06, Jeff Waugh <jdub at perkypants.org> wrote:

> There's a good explanation of the bug from Colin Watson here:
>   http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=13951&comment_id=103849

And Colin had a fix out within a few hours of the problem being
discovered. Amazingly fast work! Bringing public attention to flaws in
Linux distros is not exactly a good PR exercise, but the flipside of
the story is that it demonstrates the fantastic response time to
issues like this.

And people complain that Linux isn't adequately supported. Heh. Let's
see MS issue a security patch within a few hours on a weekend.

Cheers   :-)


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