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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default
From: GloW - XD <doomxd () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 08:26:48 +1100

very good question, when i have seen bugs in sudo, wich allow me to
gain root, using sudo su - ,wich is a feature but, if not protected
and you have a bad sudo binary 9the sudo -g bug was about time i did
tests with the amazon sudo) .. i asked a friend also to do this test
and he also gained root thru a non sudo account, because BOTH binarys
are there.... i am still baffled with this, i try avoid sudo where i
can and, because sudo -g bug was nasty, i try use su - ,wich is abit
better i 8think* , but very good question,... id like to know this
reasons why to..



On 20 November 2011 06:36, Dan Kaminsky <dan () doxpara com> wrote:
What is the security differential between su and sudo bash?

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On Nov 19, 2011, at 6:15 AM, james () zero-internet org uk wrote:

I'll second that; the isp I work at has a sizeable ubuntu customer base and these are customers who have made an 
informed decision.

Now; let's consider ubuntu's inherited security from debian such as configuring a 'mortal account' (admittedly can 
be ignored in the preseed) and then the lack of perms on su; must use sudo.

This is a distro that is newbie friendly but is not designed specifically for them.

Unfortunately, though, you make a distro with simplified tasks (printer installation a fantastic example) and 
people, especially long term linuxers- though I ought to be included I guess, remember back all too easily to when 
everything was an uphill struggle: "what do you mean I don't have to compile this as a flipping module? That's not 
freedom!" Being all too familiar.

Just my tuppence worth anyway.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Nestaas <johannestaas () gmail com>
Sender: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:04:46
To: Olivier<feuille () bibibox fr>
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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default

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