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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 08:51:04 +0100
From: Gregor Schneider <>
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] e107 latest download link is backdoored

2010/1/26 Fernando Augusto <>:
> Fun stuff...
> From here (Brazil) neither me nor anyone I asked, even through different
> carriers, are getting this kind of data while looking at
> I am not someone that talks here, but I believe
> that it should be looked with more care. I use Sophos here (up to date) and
> no warning was sent, so it gave me something to wander...

well, well,

the link you provided above now gives a 404.

if you go to, you'll find the following message:

========= [ snip ] ========= compromised

OK, here's what I know happened and what's been done:

* was hacked using the exact exploit we patched in .17, it
looks like we waited too long to fix I have spent the past
day attempting to clean everything up and am relatively confident I've
cleaned it up, but you never know. If hacks persist, we'll have to
resort to more drastic measures.

* Yes, there was a zip file that was backdoored. This file was NOT the
officially released zip file and the source code was not compromised.
While the hackers had access to our server, they uploaded their own
version of the full zip file and re-pointed the download link to this
corrupt file. It was only the full install .zip file. If you upgraded
your version of e107 using files from the full install .zip file,
please download the one that is available from sourceforge and

* The current version (0.7.17) is safe (as far as I know) from further
attacks in this same manner, there will be a .18 release someday, but
there are no immediate plans for it's release.

* Yes .17 has a new favicon, this was a mistaken commit by one of the
devs and the current .17 package files have this file restored.

* When downloading e107 release files, please ensure they are coming
from sourceforge, we only release files from there. We have, in the
past, provided specific patch files from locally, but this
will stop. If you get a file from somewhere other than sourceforge,
don't trust it.

If anyone sees anything odd with their sites or with, or just
has specific question, please do not hesitate to contact me
personally. Please be patient, I will attempt to answer anything I
posted by McFly on Tuesday 26 January 2010 - 11:04:55
comments: 14

========= [ snap ] =========

besides, when in doubt wether a side was compromised or not, it's
useful having a look at the source-code... *cough*


just because your paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you...
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