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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So, how many times are you going to ignore Gentoo then? It got into the distribution. It got into the Gentoo repositories. It got onto end user machines if they installed UnrealIRCd from the Gentoo repositories. More importantly, Gentoo had the fixed package available pretty much immediately after fixed source was available from UnrealIRCd.

I'll agree fully that repository distribution has the most solid history so far but let's not be deluded and seriously say "never has happened, never will happen".

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