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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RE[2]: Comment by lemur2
by libray on Wed 16th Jun 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by lemur2"
libray
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And as we have learned from the past, not only do most distributors not read the source, when they do make changes, its not always going to be a secure edit.

This boils down to the distros were just lazy enough that they didn't get this latest source and compile it. If they had been following this as closely as say Firefox, there surely would have been an updated packed with the source version. But none of us have any evidence that at least one had not done this already.

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