Gentoo cuts key parts of itself from net for its own good

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Aug 17, 2007 10:00 PM EDT
The Register; By Dan Goodin
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Admins with the Gentoo Project say they have disconnected major parts of its website a week after discovering it could be vulnerable to a command injection attack that allows bad guys to remotely execute code on the machine. At time of writing, users trying to access Gentoo Archives and at least seven other areas of got a message saying they were unavailable. Gentoo pulled the server hosting the sections "to prevent further exploitation and to allow for forensic analysis," according to Gentoo's homepage.

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