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More on LinuxToday incident report for 04/09/2010 (server and passwords compromised)

Apr 13, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])

" services recently suffered a direct, targeted attack against our infrastructure, specifically the server hosting our issue-tracking software.

"The Apache Software Foundation uses a donated instance of Atlassian JIRA as an issue tracker for our projects. Among other projects, the ASF Infrastructure Team uses it to track issues and requests. Our JIRA instance was hosted on, a machine running Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS. Password Security

"If you are a user of the Apache hosted JIRA, Bugzilla, or Confluence, a hashed copy of your password has been compromised.

"JIRA and Confluence both use a SHA-512 hash, but without a random salt. We believe the risk to simple passwords based on dictionary words is quite high, and most users should rotate their passwords."

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