hacked package on server

Carlo Florendo subscribermail@gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 01:28:00 GMT 2007

Louis Kruger wrote:
>> > As the package installed, I saw some strange behavior, I'm worried it
>> > might have been some kind of trojan.
>>   Are you able to actually describe "strange behaviour"
> It crashed the setup program, which seemed to indicate it was installing 
> strangely named files.  It also corrupted the cygwin package directory.  
> I could not run the setup program again even using a different mirror 
> until I cleaned out the file /etc/setup/vim.lst.gz.  Your evidence seems 
> to indicate that it is simple corruption rather than tampering.  I am 
> pleased to see that.

And this evidence indicates that your system is infected *before* you even 
run setup.exe.  So beware. ;-)

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Softare Engineer/Network Co-Administrator
Astra Philippines Inc.
UP-Ayala Technopark, Diliman 1101, Quezon City

The Astra Group of Companies
5-3-11 Sekido, Tama City
Tokyo 206-0011, Japan

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