Friday, August 22, 2008

Red Hat, Fedora Servers Compromised

Elinor Mills writes on C|Net News:

Red Hat warned on Friday that a network attack compromised some servers last week that are involved with both its commercially supported and free versions of Linux.

The breaches involved Red Hat Linux Enterprise servers and those from its community-supported Fedora project that it sponsors.

Red Hat said in a security advisory that it is confident the intrusion did not compromise the Red Hat Network, which is the chief mechanism used to distribute changes to its Red Hat Enterprise Linux product, or updates sent over the network. Therefore customers are not at risk, the company said.

A Fedora project leader issued an alert to a Fedora e-mail list that some Fedora servers were taken offline after they were found to have been illegally accessed last week.

More here.


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