[R] OT: Linux Trojan Warning - Red Hat and Fedora Users

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Mon Oct 25 03:59:40 CEST 2004

Greetings all,

Just a heads up to the masses that there is a new Linux trojan warning
this weekend.

An e-mail purporting to come from Red Hat's Security Team contains
information on a vulnerability in fileutils, with a URL to a site that
contains a patch.

The site is http://www.fedora-redhat.com/

A whois of the domain shows that it is owned by Yahoo, not Red Hat:


More information is showing up on the web:


and Red Hat is aware of the issue:


Best regards to all,

Marc Schwartz

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