xorl %eax, %eax

News: SourceForge.net Owned

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Yesterday, the official SourceForge.net blog reported a successful attack on its servers. Today another update post was published and hopefully tomorrow a more detailed one will be released.

So, today SourceForge.net published another blog post (available here) but it doesn’t contain any technical details regarding the attack. They only important point in this post is that the attacker(s) were sniffing for passwords and SourceForge.net suggests that the users should reset their passwords.

Another Update:
Finally, SourceForge.net released a detailed report which you can read here. Unfortunately, the juicy attack details have not been released and we just know that the attacker used a privilege escalation vulnerability to root a SourceForge.net box. Later, using the hacked accounts he attempted to penetrate to other servers. Too bad… I was hoping for a “Full Report“. Anyway…

Written by xorl

January 28, 2011 at 05:22

Posted in hax, news

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  1. AFAIK `mx.sourceforge.net` was vulnerable to the Exim vulnerability and could be an entry point with easy root. Apparently this hole was fixed by now.


    February 1, 2011 at 17:28

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