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Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu 520

Posted by Zonk
from the that's-a-big-oops dept.
BBitmaster writes "An extremely critical bug and security threat was discovered in Ubuntu Breezy Badger 5.10 earlier today by a visitor on the Ubuntu Forums that allows anyone to read the root password simply by opening an installer log file. Apparently the installer fails to clean its log files and leaves them readable to all users. The bug has been fixed, and only affects The 5.10 Breezy Badger release. Ubuntu users, be sure to get the patch right away."
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Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu

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