Root password in Ubuntu 5.10

It has been reported here that this file (/var/log/installer/cdebconf/questions.dat ) contains all the installation logs and included in the file are the default user and root passwords created in the install process in clear text. Can anyone check this out and see if it works? I’m running Dapper and it seems the bug is gone.

[tags]Ubuntu, root password, bug, exploit[/tags]

4 thoughts on “Root password in Ubuntu 5.10”

  1. I really don’t know.. I changed yesterday to dapper drake too.. It’s very stable and functional now, let’s wait for the final version and backports working. it will r0x…

  2. sudo rm -dfr /var/log/installer
    sudo rm -dfr /var/log/debian-installer

    Mas oh my gawd … the end is near 🙁

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