OT: What's up with the starship?

rurpy at yahoo.com rurpy at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 15 23:31:06 CEST 2006


Robert Hicks wrote:
> rurpy at yahoo.com wrote:
> > T. Bryan wrote:
> > > Thomas Heller wrote:
> > >
> > > > I cannot connect to starship.python.net: neither http, nor can I login
> > > > interactively with ssl (and the host key seems to have changed as well).
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know more?
> > >
> > > starship.python.net was compromised.  It looked like a rootkit may have been
> > > installed.  The volunteer admins are in the process of reinstalling the OS
> > > and rebuilding the system.  That process will probably take a few days at
> > > least.
> >
> > Does anyone know more?
> >
> > What about the integrity of the python packages hosted there?
> > When was the site compromised?
> > I just installed the python 2.5 pywin module last week.
> > Should I be concerned?
> >
> > Is this related to the Python security problem recently announced?
>
> Did you even read about the vulnerability?

Yes.  Do you have any answers, or do you just enjoy posting irrevelant
responses?




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