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Ubuntu Installer Empty Root Password Security Issue

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Release Date:  2006-07-13    Last Update:  2006-07-18    Views:  12,163

Secunia Advisory SA21022

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in Ubuntu, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The problem is that the installer may set the root password blank and not locked when installing from the Alternate install CD or the Server install CD in a certain way.


Solution:
Apply updated packages.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Iwan Pieterse.

Original Advisory:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-316-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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