Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 10:45 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Yesterday, we reported on the security flaw in Windows 7's UAC slider dialog, and today, Microsoft has given a response to the situation, but it doesn't seem like the company intends to fix it. "This is not a vulnerability. The intent of the default configuration of UAC is that users don't get prompted when making changes to Windows settings. This includes changing the UAC prompting level." I hope this reply came from a marketing drone, because if they intend on keeping this behaviour as-is in Windows 7 RTM, they're going to face a serious shitstorm - and rightfully so. Let's hope the Sinfoskies and Larson-Greens at Microsoft rectify this situation as soon as possible.
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Ubuntu is vulnerable to UAC Exploit!
by sakeniwefu on Sat 31st Jan 2009 16:22 UTC in reply to "Unbelievable"
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If you allow this script to run on a Ubuntu machine, it will disable sudo prompts for admin accounts without prompting for any password.

sudo update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/vim.tiny > /dev/null
echo :22^M/%^Md0:wq^M | sudo visudo 2> /dev/null
echo ****DANCING BUNNIES****

^M is ctrl-v+ctrl-m

- Type it and save as

- Open up a terminal

- Type:

$ sudo chmod +x ./ # Type in your password to allow execution
$ ./

What happens? You see dancing bunnies.

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