1479313 story Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu 520 Posted by Zonk on Monday March 13, 2006 @12:34AM 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."