Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of lowdown-drafts-053008


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Jun 3, 2008, 3:00:20 PM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    1111But they led to another discovery.
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    13 While we were researching what to do, the Debian developers sent out an advisory about a horrible exploit. A couple of definitions are in order.
     13While we were researching what to do, the Debian developers sent out an advisory about a horrible vulnerability. A couple of definitions are in order.
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    1515Debian is a free operating system that uses the GNU tools and the Linux kernel; it's the operating system we use on our servers.
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    17 An exploit is a piece of code that can be used by a clever attacker to get access to a server and do damage, steal data or illicitly use resources.
     17An vulnerability is a weakness in a piece of code that can be used by a clever attacker to get access to a server and do damage, steal data or illicitly use resources.
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    1919One other definition: an RSA key. An RSA key is a long string of characters that is unique to every server that provides the basis for the
     
    2828RSA key itself.
    2929
    30 They released a "patch" to fix this and we installed it on all servers  but,
     30The Debian developers immediately released a patch to fix the vulnerable code and we installed it on all servers  but,
    3131of course, this meant that all of our servers identified themselves
    3232differently to the world. As a result, everyone who connects to our server