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Hackers crack two FreeBSD Project app dev servers
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 04:06:21 -0600 (CST)


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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