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Re: Just _Front End_ to Linux Code is Cracked

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____/ Homer on Friday 02 Sep 2011 22:10 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Kernel.org hacked, but Linux kernel safe thanks to git
>> http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Kernelorg-hacked/?kc=rss
>> Nothing to see here then... since OS X and Windows do not share their code,
>> this need not apply to them. The vulnerabilities are hidden from users.
> In this case the "vulnerability" was a user:
> [quote]
> Attackers compromised several servers at kernel.org using an
> off-the-shelf Trojan that appears to have entered via a compromised user
> credential
> [/quote]
> I'm not sure "hacked" is exactly the correct term for gaining access
> using stolen credentials.
> What I'd like to know is what sort of E-mail client on what platform
> allowed this trojan to execute and spread from an E-mail attachment?

This almost falls under the "social engineering" umbrella. WordPress once
had a similar issue. At least this got caught quickly (more eyeballs on the

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