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[ISN] Hackers crack two FreeBSD Project app dev servers
By Lucian Constantin
IDG News Service
Nov 19, 2012
Hackers have compromised two servers used by the FreeBSD Project to
build third-party software packages. Anyone who has installed such
packages since September 19 should completely reinstall their machines,
the project's security team warned.
Intrusions on two machines within the FreeBSD.org cluster were detected
on November 11, the FreeBSD security team said on Saturday. "The
affected machines were taken offline for analysis. Additionally, a large
portion of the remaining infrastructure machines were also taken offline
as a precaution," reported a message posted on the project's public
announcements mailing list.
The two compromised servers acted as nodes for the project's legacy
third-party package-building infrastructure, the FreeBSD Project said in
an advisory posted on its website.
The incident only affected the collection of third-party software
packages distributed by the project and not the operating system's
"base" components, such as the kernel, system libraries, compiler, or
core command-line tools.
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