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Red Hat Linux servers compromised

As announced on a Fedora mailing list, some Fedora servers were illegally accessed and “a small number of OpenSSH packages” were singed by the intruder. The servers were taken offline quickly after the breach was discovered.

As a security precaution, Red Hat has changed the signing keys for Fedora, updated OpenSSH packages and also issued OpenSSH blacklist scripts that allow admins to check to see if any of the affected packages are installed on their systems.

If you are running any Fedora or Red Hat systems, you might want to check them out just to be safe.

2 Responses to Red Hat Linux servers compromised

  1. Jay says:

    That’s funny cause I run a Fedora 8 box at work for open source research purposes so I’ll be sure to look into that when I get back to work on Monday!

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