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[gnu.org #1502445] GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with tro


From: Ian Kelling via RT
Subject: [gnu.org #1502445] GNU Octave website hacked and links replaced with trojan-containing installer??
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 01:51:11 -0500

On Mon Mar 02 01:03:47 2020, address@hidden wrote:
> Hi there
> 
> I'm not sure if I'm imagining things here but I am very suspicious:
> 
> Just installed Octave on Windows 10 from
> https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html
> 
> I noticed that Symantec detected the security risk "Trojan.Gen.MBT" in
> a libsqlite library:
> 
> 
> Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
> 
> Event: Risk Found!
> 
> Security risk detected: Trojan.Gen.MBT
> 
> File: C:\Octave\Octave-5.2.0\mingw64\bin\libsqlite3-0.dll
> 
> Location: C:\Octave\Octave-5.2.0\mingw64\bin
> 
> Computer: LIBPF1FL7FE
> 
> User: SYSTEM
> 
> Action taken: Pending Side Effects Analysis : Access denied Date
> found: Monday, 2 March 2020  1:32:50 PM
> 
> I looked at the installers locations, and they use ftpmirror.gnu.org
> instead of ftp.gnu.org<ftp://ftp.gnu.org>
> 
> I looked at the website ftpmirror.gnu.org and it redirects to
> https://mirror.freedif.org/GNU/
> 
> The website freedif.org looks very dodgy to me.
> 
> Looks like all URLs in the windows download page have been replace
> with this.
> 
> I am imagining things? What is going on here?
> 
> Cheers
> 
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Sounds like a false positive to me. I suggest checking the
signature of the file you downloaded, there are some basic
instructions in the text at the top of https://ftp.gnu.org

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Ian Kelling | Senior Systems Administrator, Free Software Foundation
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