CVE-2008-5104

Published: 17 November 2008

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 7.10, 8.04 LTS, and 8.10, when installed as a virtual machine by (1) python-vm-builder or (2) ubuntu-vm-builder in VMBuilder 0.9 in Ubuntu 8.10, have ! (exclamation point) as the default root password, which allows attackers to bypass intended login restrictions.

Priority

High

Status

Package Release Status
shadow
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
not a shadow vulnerability, but is fixed in this package

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