[conspire] "Lupper Worm" and the patching of bad software

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Nov 9 21:31:46 PST 2005

begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 12:41:20PM -0800:

> Misbehaving systems that aren't root compromised are nonetheless a
> public menace.

Servers without iptables rules on OUTPUT are missed
opportunities to detect an infection.  Servers need
to talk DNS and get their software updates, but other
outgoing connections are a sign of trouble.

Yes, any exploited security hole in any program that
has ever been shovelwared onto a Linux CD counts as
a LINUX VIRUS!!!  With every anti-virus vendor and
every proprietary OS company eager to push that meme,
it's not going away any time soon.

Oh well, at least Linux boxes are safe to listen to
music CDs on.

Don Marti
dmarti at zgp.org

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