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> Debian Compromise Details, 4 servers with Rootkits
post Nov 29 2003, 02:48 PM
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On 11/19 and 11/20 there was a compromise where at least 4 servers for Debian Project were rootkit'ed with the Suckit rootkit. What is even more concerning is that they have yet to figure out the exploit used to elevate the logged in user to root. (They think it is an undocumented exploit)

Here is the original announcement and Here is the latest from a Debian Developer.

This Site has more information as well.

This problem is a very good read .... and these severs were fairly well protected.

Johnny Hughes
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