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Thread: irssi 0.8.4 backdoored.

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    irssi 0.8.4 backdoored.

    Irssi, an irc-client, has been found exploited. It isn't the binary itself that is backdoored, it is its configuration script. The site was cracked, and the distribution tarball was modified. The backdoor creates a connection to another server, and opens a shell on it. So far, no-one reported malicious activities.

    Details about the backdoor can be found at the irssi backdoor page.

    Related information: (in Dutch, incl. forum discussion)
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    Very interesting and important to know about.

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    /me pouts...

    I was just getting ready to post this...glad I took a second to look first.
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