Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Luc Verhaegen libv at
Tue Nov 23 04:47:19 PST 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 01:32:30PM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> Radeonhd repo:
> author	SPIGOT <root at>	2010-11-02 04:21:14 (GMT)
> committer	SPIGOT <root at>	2010-11-02 04:21:14 (GMT)
> commit	231683e2f111bb064125f64f2da797d744cde7fa (patch)
> ...
> Signed-off-by: SPIGOT <root at> 
> Very funny, but the person responsible forgot that maybe, this puts the 
> whole trust in anything on fd.o at risk.
> A look at the repo itself shows:
> ...xf86-video-radeonhd/objects$ ls -al 23/1683e2f111bb064125f64f2da797d744cde7fa
> -r--r--r-- 1 root xorg 205 2010-11-01 21:22  23/1683e2f111bb064125f64f2da797d744cde7fa
> This while others clearly show:
> ...xf86-video-radeonhd/objects$ ls -al 00/8cf170fe2f7d7c52bb691f77d2199a2e21f9d6
> -r--r--r-- 1 mhopf xorg 596 2010-05-12 07:34 00/8cf170fe2f7d7c52bb691f77d2199a2e21f9d6
> So, who has root access to annarchy or any other of the servers, and who 
> thought this would be funny, and who deserves to lose his access right 
> here, right now?
> Luc Verhaegen.

It is clear that this is not a normal security breach, as this commit is 
fully in line with the naming scheme used by fd.o. Plus, given the 
history of radeonhd, combined with who i think have root access, makes 
it seem quite likely that this was simply one of the people with regular 
root access.

Luc Verhaegen.

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