ZDNet Australia: Trojan Horses Plague Open Source
Dec 25, 2002, 04:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"At least three commonly used open source software packages were
altered by black-hat (bad-guy) hackers to contain 'Trojan horse'
code this year.
"The three most commonly used packages affected were Sendmail,
OpenSSH and tcpdump/libpcap. Others to be modified included BitchX,
a chat client, and Fragrouter, a network security tool.
"In all of these cases, the unknown cracker gained entry to the
relevant download sites and embedded the back door code in the