ApacheToday: Apache Software Foundation Server compromised, resecured.
May 31, 2001, 12:33 (11 Talkback[s])
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The recent compromise of SourceForge servers had
farther-reaching impact than on the users of that service alone.
This report from Brian Behlendorf of the Apache project explains a
crack one of the project's public servers underwent involving an
ssh client compromised to log outgoing names and passwords. A
rather extensive audit and verification process remains
"Earlier this month, a public server of the Apache Software
Foundation (ASF) was illegally accessed by unknown crackers. The
intrusion into this server, which handles the public mail lists,
web services, and the source code repositories of all ASF projects
was quickly discovered, and the server immediately taken offline.
Security specialists and administrators determined the extent of
the intrusion, repaired the damage, and brought the server back
into public service. The public server that was affected by the
incident serves as a source code repository as well as the main
distribution server for binary release of ASF software. There is no
evidence that any source or binary code was affected by the
intrusion, and the integrity of all binary versions of ASF software
has been explicitly verified. This includes the industry-leading
Apache web server."