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Root Password Readable in Clear Text with Ubuntu

zippity8 Colin Watson's response was very professional (520 comments)

He patched it within hours today, and posted to osnews with a description of what happened. He also posted a copy on the ubuntu forums page including details of what happened. It affects clean installs of breezy, and dapper upgrades from a breezy install, but not hoary or a clean dapper. hoary = 5.04 breezy = 5.10 dapper = not officially released yet

more than 8 years ago



zippity8 zippity8 writes  |  about 8 years ago

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