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Re: resolved Re: should i publish a list of cracked machines?

  • From: Kevin Houle
  • Date: Thu Aug 23 13:44:29 2001

--On Thursday, August 23, 2001 12:39:21 -0400 Jim Mercer <[email protected]> wrote:

my suspicions and some things to look for:

- boxes were comprimised using the buffer overflow in telnetd
The CERT/CC is aware of some level of automated exploitation of
the recently described telnetd vulnerability. If folks have yet
to patch systems for that particular vulnerability, it would be
a good thing to spend time doing. We've seen it used to deploy
DDoS-capable tools, for example.

More info on the vulnerability at:


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