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Wired: Teenager Finds Web-Server Hole

Feb 25, 1999, 12:43 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Polly Sprenger)

Thanks to Joey Maier for this link.

"Michael Righi of Pittsburgh said he discovered a flaw in the Cobalt RaQ servers that lets malicious users enter the system..."

"Cobalt Networks developed the RaQ as a low-cost, low-maintenance Web server for the ISP market."

"Vivek Mehra, vice president of product development at Cobalt, said the hole, which could give a hacker access to a history file documenting a user's activities, wasn't specific to their appliance, but to the Linux operating system. Righi disagreed and said RaQ's default settings are to blame."

Complete story.