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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RE: to root or not to root
by atsureki on Sun 12th Mar 2006 21:00 UTC in reply to "to root or not to root"
atsureki
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2006-03-12

Edit: Never mind. Other people have explained the issue.

Edited 2006-03-12 21:02

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