PostNuke open source CMS attacked

    Date26 Oct 2004
    5121
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    This morning the developers of the free software content management system PostNuke posted a security announcement saying that a vulnerability in the paFileDB download management software allowed an attacker to put up a hacked version of PostNuke for download. . . . This morning the developers of the free software content management system PostNuke posted a security announcement saying that a vulnerability in the paFileDB download management software allowed an attacker to put up a hacked version of PostNuke for download.

    That version was live on the PostNuke download site between Sunday at 23:50 GMT and Tuesday at 08:30 GMT. Proprietary software zealots are always saying that open source programs are likely to contain backdoors, but is this situation truly what they mean when they say that?

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    Do you reuse passwords across multiple accounts?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 2 answer(s).
    /component/communitypolls/?task=poll.vote
    13
    radio
    [{"id":"55","title":"Yes","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"1","pct":45.45,"resources":[]},{"id":"56","title":"No","votes":"6","type":"x","order":"2","pct":54.55,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    Advisories

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.