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2000-12-21 23:17:40+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

After my arrogance about security and cable modems, Chris emailed me a potential root exploit... Any interruptions in service you may have noticed were me franticly upgrading bits of the server, including things like the C libraries, without access to the big red switch. Gulp. Anyway, that security hole has now been replaced by a whole set of new but unknown ones...

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:48+00 by: ebradway

Darn. I told Chris that he needed to hack the exploit and email you as root@flutterby.com. I guess he was feeling lazy today.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:48+00 by: ghasty

Want me to set some security geeks on it for ya?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:48+00 by: Dan Lyke

I know enough about diddling with SMTP that emailing me as root wouldn't freak me out nearly as much as appending an "echo 'Hi Dan!'" to a root login rc... Shit. Now I've opened a can o' worms.