BUG FIX! Any Ubuntu Linux user can become root

  • From The Category5.TV Newsroom Episode 668
  • November 18, 2020

Ubuntu developers have fixed a series of vulnerabilities that made it easy for standard users to gain coveted root privileges. Kevin Backhouse, a researcher at GitHub, wrote in a post published last Tuesday, "With a few simple commands in the terminal, and a few mouse clicks, a standard user can create an administrator account for themselves."

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