December 4, 2003

Hacked Gentoo Linux server taken offline

The attack and subsequent compromise comes after several machines belonging to the Debian Linux project were breached by attackers last month. A
forensic analysis of the Debian machines revealed no software packages or source code offered for download were affected--a claim now being made by

The maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have released a statement which describes the incident: "One of the servers that makes up the rotation was compromised via a remote exploit," it reads. "The compromised system had both an IDS and a file integrity checker
installed and...we are reasonably confident that the portage tree stored on that box was unaffected."



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