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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by lemur2 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by"
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i remember when wordpress 2.1.1 was compromised in this way ( ) but the issue was caught pretty fast.

in this case - 6 months, and nobody noticed? that kind of failure cannot possibly be described correctly.

On Ubuntu, there are at least three different IRC servers that can be installed directly via the normal repositories using apt-get or synaptic.

They are ircd-hybrid, bahamut and ircd-ircu

I would suggest perhaps that the audience for this UnrealIRCd program is not all that large. Maybe nobody downloaded it.

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