RHEL, kernel vulnerabilities, and days of risk
Posted Mar 24, 2005 16:03 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
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Lucky you. Some security upgrade to Solaris here around 2000 (re)installed a remote administration package (which we had removed). Said package had (known) holes you could drive trucks through... and some kid promptly remotely administered the machine. Had a nice 24 hour day restoring everything and making sure no further holes were present.
That incident, BTW, gave the last argument for migrating the servers to Linux (many desktops had been Linux for quite some time). First on the (ageing) Suns (even got better performance with Linux!), later on custom-build PCs. We see lots of (mostly very pathetic) intrusion attempts, no success to date (AFAIK...).
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