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Re: [HACKERS] Hacker found bug in Postgres ?

From: Matthias Schmitt <matthias(dot)schmitt(at)mmp(dot)lu>
To: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Hacker found bug in Postgres ?
Date: 1999-04-27 17:07:10
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>Is it possible the intruder guessed the password on the postgres
>administrator's account?

No, I don't think so. The password was really complicated and had special
characters inside of it. Its content had nothing to do with us or the
postgres database.

>Or perhaps a script run via mail?

We have nothing installed, which would enable a behaviour like this, at
least not as far as we know. I cannot imagine, that something like this is
part of a standard Linux distribution.

Matthias Schmitt
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L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette    Email: info(at)mmp(dot)lu

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