National Security Backdoor in telnetd - all versions.

David Landgren david at
Tue Aug 26 09:22:41 PDT 2003

Joshua Oreman wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:22:12PM -0400 or thereabouts, Kevin shampoo Nadeau wrote:
>>Hello [ ... ]
>>telnetd is infected with a national security backdoor in all
>>non-source compiled versions of FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.  If you
>>download the source code for telnetd and compile it to compare the
>>file size of the "stock" or "out of the box" version of telnetd
>>versus the source-compiled version - you will clearly see a
>>difference - which is the backdoor.  This information should be
>>forwarded to CERN and the BSD and Linux development teams.
>>[ ... ]
> Please don't feed the troll. The size difference is in "stripped"
> vs "non-stripped", btw.

telnetd eh? how... quaint :)


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