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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2024 19:55:48 -0000 (UTC)
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
Subject: Re: backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise

On 2024-03-29, Andres Freund wrote:
> Hi,
> After observing a few odd symptoms around liblzma (part of the xz package) on
> Debian sid installations over the last weeks (logins with ssh taking a lot of
> CPU, valgrind errors) I figured out the answer:

Thanks Andres, amazing work!

I have a minor procedural question for Solar though, shouldn't this
have been redirected to oss-security immediately from distros? What's
the rationale for an embargo here?


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