[TechRadar] Linux and MacOS PCs hit by serious Sudo vulnerability. - Page 2 - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community
Forum Jump: 

[TechRadar] Linux and MacOS PCs hit by serious Sudo vulnerability.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 11:23 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: OKC
Posts: 18
Rep: 3 (Unique: 3)
Quote: Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post
Its funny how buffer overflows are the bane of passwords it seems. I remember windows had an issue where if you typed in a password padded with a TON of spaces at the end, it would let you through.
I think it's a deal where people don't expect someone to try and put in a password over 1000 characters in. But then again how many people would expect and administrator account to be implemented with a default password on almost every installation?

Too often it's just as easy to pull out a thumb drive or live cd and just go in and change passwords anyway. But if it's something that can be an issue through remote access then it's a real problem.
NightShade00013 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Retired Staff
 
Transhour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,520
Rep: 368 (Unique: 230)
Quote: Originally Posted by NightShade00013 View Post
I think it's a deal where people don't expect someone to try and put in a password over 1000 characters in. But then again how many people would expect and administrator account to be implemented with a default password on almost every installation?

Too often it's just as easy to pull out a thumb drive or live cd and just go in and change passwords anyway. But if it's something that can be an issue through remote access then it's a real problem.
i think the bigger concern here would be remote access with ssh, instead of having physical access to the machine.

I follow the Sociopath less travelled.
Linux going mainstream, Great, now I gotta use BSD.

Customize a Ubuntu Kernel



Transhour is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 01:20 AM
New to Overclock.net
 
Atlantida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Regina, SK
Posts: 171
Rep: 9 (Unique: 9)
Quote: Originally Posted by Diffident View Post
I'm the opposite. Being a Gentoo user, I've always used su, it seems to be Gentoo's preferred method. I didn't even know sudo existed till I started seeing Ubuntu guides popping up with everyone using sudo.
I always wanted to try Gentoo, though finally feeling at home with Arch, I find I'm too lazy to learn anything new. Respect to Gentoo users... I'm sure it's not the most convenient of distro's.

Atlantida is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 05:27 AM
Tetrapyloctomist
 
Aenra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,659
Rep: 44 (Unique: 27)
Quote: Originally Posted by Atlantida View Post
at home with Arch
Best choice to make honestly; it's the root, it's as open as you can have it, it's a rolling release. What more might one ask?

(which is also why it baffles me, how so many people opt for other distros; i mean barring the type of person that goes out of their way to over-complicate things or paint themselves in a "bleeding edge" [yes, it annoys me, lol] type of image.. why.. ease of use perhaps? But if one wanted ease of use, would one really opt for Linux in the first place? Rhetorical anyway)

Pride, honour and purity.
Aenra is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 05:32 PM
BOINC Cruncher
 
Diffident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bawlmer, MD
Posts: 1,620
Rep: 101 (Unique: 68)
Quote: Originally Posted by Atlantida View Post
I always wanted to try Gentoo, though finally feeling at home with Arch, I find I'm too lazy to learn anything new. Respect to Gentoo users... I'm sure it's not the most convenient of distro's.

Gentoo's not hard. The only thing that gives people trouble is compiling the kernel, other than that it's easier to install than Arch, when not using an Arch install script. The Gentoo Handbook is a lot nicer and easier to follow than Arch's Installation guide. I was playing around with Arch for like the 100th time last week. I'm always drawn in by something I want that's in the AUR, then something irritates me about Arch and I boot Gentoo back up. It's a never ending cycle I started back in 2004 when I first used Gentoo and Arch.

Team Boinc! - Forum Folding War Team
Gentoo Linux - Telemetry Free Since 1999!
Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup Champions
Boinc Desktop
(15 items)
CrunchAholic
(10 items)
NAS
(7 items)
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
Motherboard
ASRock X370 Taichi
GPU
AMD Radeon VII
RAM
HyperX Predator
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 EVOPlus
Power Supply
EVGA 850 G2
Cooling
Watercool Heatkiller IV PRO AM4 CPU Block
Cooling
EKWB Coolstream XE 240 Radiator
Cooling
EKWB Coolstream PE 360 Radiator
Cooling
Watercool Heatkiller 150mm Tube Res
Case
Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass RGB Edition
Operating System
Gentoo Linux
Monitor
Alienware AW3418DW
Keyboard
Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2670
CPU
Intel Xeon E5-2670
Motherboard
Asrock Rack EP2C602
GPU
EVGA 1070ti FTW
GPU
EVGA 1070ti FTW
RAM
64 GBs Samsung M939B1K70CHD-CH9 PC3-10600R
Hard Drive
Samsung HD322HJ
Power Supply
Corsair AX1200
Case
Rosewill RSV-L4000
Operating System
Gentoo Linux
CPU
i3-4130T
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-H97N-WIFI
RAM
CORSAIR CMX16GX3M2A1600C11
Hard Drive
Western Digital Red 10 TB x3
Hard Drive
Western Digital Red 8 TB
Case
Fractal Design Node 804
Operating System
Gentoo Linux
▲ hide details ▲


Diffident is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2020, 05:51 PM
sudo apt install sl
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 6,047
Rep: 185 (Unique: 128)
Quote: Originally Posted by Aenra View Post
Best choice to make honestly; it's the root, it's as open as you can have it, it's a rolling release. What more might one ask? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

(which is also why it baffles me, how so many people opt for other distros; i mean barring the type of person that goes out of their way to over-complicate things or paint themselves in a "bleeding edge" [yes, it annoys me, lol] type of image.. why.. ease of use perhaps? But if one wanted ease of use, would one really opt for Linux in the first place? Rhetorical anyway)
I switched to linux because of ease of use. I was sick of installing drivers. It literally takes 5 minutes to install/setup an admin account on any bleeding edge distro. While Windows takes 5 minutes to install 2-3 to setup an account and 10-20 minutes to manually install drivers.

Everything I need is available on Flatpak and Clear Linux's package manager. Solus Linux has third party apps and some gaming tweaks already setup to jump right into using Lutris.(I prefer these two distros since they have Intel optimizations even AMD benefits from)

Silent
(20 items)
CPU
Core i9 9900K... CoffeeTime! @ 5.1Ghz w/ 1.36v
Motherboard
Maximus VIII Formula
GPU
Radeon VII @ 2100Mhz/1250Mhz w/ 1218mV
RAM
TeamGroup Xtreem 32GB 3200Mhz CL15
Hard Drive
HP EX950 2TB
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNova 1200w P2
Cooling
EK Supremacy Full Copper Clean
Cooling
XSPC D5 Photon v2
Cooling
Black Ice Gen 2 GTX360 x2
Cooling
EK-Vector Radeon VII - Copper + Plexi
Case
Thermaltake Core X5 Tempered Glass Edition
Operating System
Clear Linux
Monitor
Acer XF270HUA
Keyboard
Cherry MX Board 6.0
Mouse
Logitech G600
Mouse
Alugraphics GamerArt
Audio
Definitive Technology Incline
Audio
SMSL M8A
▲ hide details ▲
WannaBeOCer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off