DBSA ID: 2013-0004
Regarding: Debian-Multimedia repository potential for compromise
Date: 2013 06 15
Last Modified: 20130615013737 by Kradorex Xeron
Who should take note: Debian (and derivative) Users and System Administrators
Rationale: The domain name may be misused at any point to attempt to hijack the systems updating against the repository.
Rationale: There has been no observed impact, but the network hosting the current 'debian-multimedia.org' domain is a potential risk for misuse of the domain name.
Spread of Issue: LIMITED MEDIUM
Rationale: Considering that 'debian-multimedia' is not a core repository of Debian installations and most derivatives thereof, the spread does not qualify for a "HIGH" rating, but is increased due to the high usage of the packages serviced by the repository.
The domain name debian-multimedia.org that supports a widely used unofficial software repository, 'debian-multimedia' has had its domain name taken over by a party unrelated to the Debian project in any official or unofficial capacity. The project has thus moved to the domain name deb-multimedia.org
There is no technical details to discuss in this advisory.
Those affected are advised to visit http://deb-multimedia.org and install the new location of the repository and remove the old, 'debian-multimedia.org' repository from apt configuration.
It is advised to treat the 'debian-multimedia.org' domain name as compromised and audit for any transfers performed.