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]: Source code?
by lemur2 on Tue 15th Jun 2010 02:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Source code?"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

"All the reports I've read about this so far play it off as a manipulated download file on several mirror sites (and their main site?).
Replying to myself (to clarify for all) - so it seems only the source tarball they provided for download was compromised. Their CVS repo was not, and neither were the pre-compiled binary installers for Windows, etc. "

It is pertinent to note that neither was any code compromised which was actually a part of any GNU/Linux distribution.

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RE[3]: Source code? - Gentoo
by jabbotts on Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Source code?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Not anymore, Gentoo has already pushed the patched update out to it's users.

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