Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:46 UTC, submitted by lotusleaf
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu A major, critical bug and possible security threat has been discovered in Ubuntu Breezy. Apparently, the 'root' password (not actually the root password because Ubuntu uses sudo) gets written into the installer's log files in clear text, and can be read by any account on the Ubuntu machine. The bug was first discovered and reproduced on the Ubuntu forums. The bug does not seem to affect Dapper, however, users upgrading from Breezy to Dapper might still be at risk because the log files are not modified. Update: Bug is fixed. Please upgrade.
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Misspelled word
by gamehack on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:47 UTC
gamehack
Member since:
2005-06-29

"Apparantly, the 'root' password" should be "Apparently,...".
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RE: Misspelled word
by raver31 on Mon 13th Mar 2006 08:14 in reply to "Misspelled word"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

No, No, No

it should have special characters and numbers too, so it should be "Apparently#1"

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