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Re: Debian servers "hacked"?

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 at 12:38:50 +0100, Thomas Sjögren wrote:
> Anyone to shed some light over this?
> "Someone has cracked all the servers of the Debian Project. There has
> been a severe security mishap and guys should uninstall all stuff
> downloaded and installed in the past 2 days. Please do not apt-get
> anything right now! Please wait till an `official' release happens!"
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.user/117910
> Server security mishap - you think?!

This is exaggerated.
I'm forwarding the official announcement from debian-announce mailing


Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:46:19 +0100
From: Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org>
To: Debian Announcements <debian-announce@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Some Debian Project machines have been compromised
Message-ID: <20031121104619.GK2458@finlandia.infodrom.north.de>

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Some Debian Project machines compromised                press@debian.org
November 21st, 2003

Some Debian Project machines have been compromised

This is a very unfortunate incident to report about.  Some Debian
servers were found to have been compromised in the last 24 hours.

The archive is not affected by this compromise!

In particular the following machines have been affected:

  . master (Bug Tracking System)
  . murphy (mailing lists)
  . gluck (web, cvs)
  . klecker (security, non-us, web search, www-master)

Some of these services are currently not available as the machines
undergo close inspection.  Some services have been moved to other
machines (www.debian.org for example).

The security archive will be verified from trusted sources before it
will become available again.

Please note that we have recently prepared a new point release for
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody), release 3.0r2.  While it has not been
announced yet, it has been pushed to our mirrors already.  The
announcement was scheduled for this morning but had to be postponed.
This update has now been checked and it is not affected by the

We apologise for the disruptions of some services over the next few
days.  We are working on restoring the services and verifying the
content of our archives.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/> or contact <press@debian.org>.

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