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Friday, November 28, 2003  

Here's an update on the Debian security breach. This Slashdot article links you to a preliminary write up on what went wrong: More Info on Security Breach. From the writeup it looks like a local user account was sniffed over the wire, and the bad guys used a escalation exploit (that Debian still hasn't figured out) to get root. They used the same attack vector on a couple of boxes, and then used an account from one box to connect to another. It's interesting to see what's happened, but there's still a lot of details left out.

posted by David | 11/28/2003 09:30:00 AM


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