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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Not 'the Linux version'
by AdamW on Tue 15th Jun 2010 17:43 UTC
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"Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code."

No, it wasn't 'the Linux version'. It was just the source tarball. Which is, of course, not arch dependent. If you really want to go through the pain of building it from source on Windows, you can. Or on a BSD, or whatever.

The only reason it ever got identified as 'the Linux version' in the first place is because the project ships pre-built binaries for Windows but not for Linux. Which is fairly common practice. It doesn't mean the source code is 'the Linux version', though. It's the source.

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