Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Nov 23 15:40:49 PST 2010

Frans de Boer wrote:
> Just like to inquire whether the observed behavior was a real security
> breach - someone introducing (maybe over time) a backdoor or the like -
> or just sloppy behavior. In other words, can we still trust the xorg
> repositories or are they compromised in some way?
> People and companies depend on xorg functionality without backdoors or
> the like. At the first sign of xorg repositories being compromised, I
> have to pull the plug on systems relying on xorg functionality. Please
> make sure what really happened and then inform the community. this
> thread only give rise to fears without - so it seems - verified facts.

Yes, the original poster's announcement to the list in general and directly
to phoronix without notifying the developers or admins first seems to have
been designed to do exactly that - raise fears without facts.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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