[linux-elitists] Pro-Linux FUD
Thu Aug 14 09:15:43 PDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 09:59:47AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> Hmm... http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/08/13/1258252
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> (The article also claims that the GNU FTP server compromise was performed
> by somebody with physical access to the system, which strikes me as
According to the FSF,
It appears that the machine was cracked using a ptrace exploit by
by a local user immediately after the exploit was posted.
A careless reader might think
"local user" == "person with physical access".
especially if that reader is familiar mostly with OSs offering minimal
remote access capability.
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