OT: What's up with the starship?

rurpy at yahoo.com rurpy at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 15 17:26:40 CEST 2006


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?




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