[GLLUG] Debian Server hacked

Paul Cupis paul at cupis.co.uk
Fri Jul 14 11:58:46 UTC 2006

Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> Given that we've not been inundated with reports of a spreading contagion,
> the suspicion must be that the breach was down to some sort of human
> security error/misconfiguration. 


"One core Debian server has been reinstalled after a compromise and
services have been restored.  On July 12th the host gluck.debian.org
has been compromised using a local root vulnerability in the Linux
kernel.  The intruder had access to the server using a compromised
developer account."
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