Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:55 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Okay, this is potentially very big news that really needs all the exposure it can get. OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt has received an email in which it was revealed to him that ten years ago, the FBI paid several open source developers to implement hidden backdoors in OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. De Raadt decided to publish the email for all to see, so that the code in question can be reviewed. Insane stuff.
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vivainio
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2008-12-26

It is easy to prove that gcc does not have the Thompson hack. (Technically, the proof shows either that gcc doesn't have the hack or else all C compilers have the identical hack).


I don't see the proof.

The example hack shows how compiler injects malicious code to "login" program. If gcc is not "login" program, nothing would be detected.

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