09-02-05

another open source development server hacked

The popular phpBB forum has been taken offline after hackers cracked into its server and defaced its website yesterday. The open source project's website was attacked using a vulnerability in a package called AWStats announced 17 January. The same exploit has also been used to attack several popular weblogs in recent days, Netcraft reports.

phpBB is a popular bulletin board package, with more than 150,000 registered members on its forum. The attack on the phpBB forum saw its website replaced by an image of that face of US President George Bush grafted onto the body of a baby monkey. It's unclear why defacer simiens picked the forum for attack. The phpBB forum runs off a single server, which is undergoing analysis. This has left phpBB's development team temporarily unable to use the project's primary server.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/08/phpbb_forum_defac...

don't build castles if you don't have the weapons and soldiers to defend them

the code they used was this one

http://www.k-otik.com/exploits/20050124.awexpl.c.php

 



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