[clug] GNU server attack releases Linux code concerns

Binh Nguyen linuxfilesystem at yahoo.com.au
Fri Aug 15 13:08:37 EST 2003

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GNU server attack releases Linux code concerns
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service

15/08/2003 08:00:20

The Free Software Foundation, sponsors of the GNU free software project,
said Wednesday that a key server housing the group's Linux software was
broken into by a malicious hacker.

The software, which the Free Software Foundation refers to as GNU/Linux is a
variant of Linux that is available free on the Internet.

The intrusion, which took place in March, compromised an FTP (File Transfer
Protocol) server that housed software making up the core of the FSF's
GNU/Linux operating system, according to Bradley Kuhn, executive director of
the Free Software Foundation (FSF) in Boston.

Those files included the GNU C language library and compiler, as well as
other software utilities, Kuhn said.

The intruder compromised the FSF server using a now-patched vulnerability in
a Linux component called PTRACE.


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