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Old 07-05-2011, 03:11 AM
Misha Shnurapet
Default vsftpd in the news

There's something to consider about Chris Evans blog post as of July 3 [1]:

> An incident, what fun! Earlier today, I was alerted that a vsftpd download from the master site (vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz) appeared to contain a backdoor.

> $ gpg ./vsftpd-2.3.4.tar.gz.asc
> gpg: Signature made Tue 15 Feb 2011 02:38:11 PM PST using DSA key ID 3C0E751C
> gpg: BAD signature from "Chris Evans <chris@scary.beasts.org>"

> The backdoor payload is interesting. In response to a smiley face in the FTP username, a TCP callback shell is attempted.

> There is no obfuscation.

I have a question: how does that relate to our package building process, and are GPG signatures verified?


[1] http://scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com/2011/07/alert-vsftpd-download-backdoored.html

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