Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code. Even more embarrassing for the developers of Unreal is that the Trojan's been holding open the backdoor in the source code since November of 2009-- not very recently. And, of course, bloggers and press in general are taking the opportunity of another breach in Linux security to point out doomsday devices that don't really exist.
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As the IRCD user
by 3rdalbum on Tue 15th Jun 2010 04:39 UTC
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The attacker still only gains the same privileges as the user running IRCD, which presumably is non-root, and ideally is a super-unprivileged user.

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