[Wine] WineHQ database compromise
josh at iswifter.net
Tue Oct 11 15:39:52 CDT 2011
On Oct 11, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Jeremy White wrote:
> What we know at this point that someone was able to obtain unauthorized
> access to the phpmyadmin utility. We do not exactly how they obtained
> access; it was either by compromising an admins credentials, or by
> exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in phpmyadmin.
Insecure HTTP access?
> Unfortunately, the attackers were able to download the full login
> database for both the appdb and bugzilla. This means that they have all
> of those emails, as well as the passwords. The passwords are stored
> encrypted, but with enough effort and depending on the quality of the
> password, they can be cracked.
> This, I'm afraid, is a serious threat; it means that anyone who uses the
> same email / password on other systems is now vulnerable to a malicious
> attacker using that information to access their account.
Since bugzilla passwords were sent in cleartext anyway, I sincerely hope none of them were otherwise valuable. (Remember FireSheep?)
> We are going to be resetting every password and sending a private email
> to every affected user.
You might also consider expiring old login cookies.
> This is again another reminder to never use a common username / password
> pair. This web site provides further advice as well:
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