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Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Worm exploiting Solaris telnetd vulnerability

MichaelSmith writes: "Several news sites [ itwire zdnet itnews] are reporting that a worm is starting to exploit the Solaris Telnet 0-day vulnerability. From the itnews article: By adding simple text to the Telnet command, Ullrich explained that the system will skip asking for a user name and password. If the systems are installed out of the box, they automatically come Telnet-enabled."

As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie