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Re: Using SLIME

From: szymon
Subject: Re: Using SLIME
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:26:45 +0200
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Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,


[ ].

> Another question, what did happen on their website ? 

"From: address@hidden
Subject: attacked
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Date: 25 May 2004 21:15:18 GMT
Organization: Helsinki University of Technology, CS lab

IMPORTANT: If you have installed software from on or after
21st of May, there is a remote possibility that the sources have been
compromised, and we recommend you take the appropriate steps. More details
below. has been attacked and is temporarily down for maintenance.
We hope to be back in business as usual within a few days, with new
security measures in place.

The attacker gained shell on 21st or 22nd of May (probably through a CVS
vulnerability) and was trying to gain root when detected on the 24th. It
seems that we were also being used to lauch a DOS attack against a third
party. We currently believe that no other damage was done, but are doing a
full reinstall of OS and other software to be on the safe side.

Read-only access to project directories at a temporary location will be
made available for developers at the earliest opportunity so that they can
do their own audits, and hopefully continue development with minimum

With apologies,

 -- Nikodemus Siivola, staff"

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