Kite Programming Language

Kite server hacked

Written by Mooneer Salem on Friday 17th of July, 2009 in General with 10 comments

Tonight, a rootkit was discovered on the VM hosting this Web site. As a result, we have moved SVN, Trac and the main Web site to a new machine earlier than we anticipated. If you see this, you are viewing the site on the new machine; the old VM has been taken down to contain the damage. Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.

Please let us know if you see anything weird or broken on any of the sites. Thanks!


Rowan Lewis on Friday 17th of July, 2009

Any idea how it got there?

Nik Kantar on Friday 17th of July, 2009

Thats kind of scary. Good to see its been handled right away. :)

Mooneer Salem on Friday 17th of July, 2009

@Rowan: Looks like they got in through dovecot/PHP, possibly through an OpenSSL vulnerability (since dovecot was SSL-only). Ive moved Kites email to Google, so the only major thing that should be running now is Apache. :)

Taylor Gill on Monday 24th of August, 2009

Cannot checkout svn code...

Error: Cant connect to host No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

Mooneer Salem on Sunday 27th of September, 2009

@Taylor: the issue should be fixed now. Sorry about that!

Taylor on Tuesday 6th of October, 2009

Cool! So have you started development on 1.1/1.2 yet?

Rowan Lewis on Friday 23rd of October, 2009

I second Taylors question!

Taylor on Sunday 29th of November, 2009

svn down again.

Mooneer Salem on Sunday 29th of November, 2009

Sorry, its back up again. I really need to create a system startup script for svnserve, but I digress.

Anyway, Im working on some performance optimizations at the moment. Ive played around with switching to an LLVM based framework for 1.1/1.2, but nothing concrete yet. LLVMs in C++, so Im wondering if it would be better to redo the standard library in C++ as well. shrug

Taylor on Monday 30th of November, 2009

Sounds good! I cant wait to see some of your progress!

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