Gentoo Was Compromised On GitHub

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 28 June 2018 at 09:32 PM EDT. 39 Comments
Unknown individuals were able to gain access to the Gentoo repositories on GitHub, including the modification of said repositories.

While we don't normally cover all these individual security incidents, a Gentoo representative has asked we relay it here. Their public announcement warns, "All Gentoo code hosted on github should for the moment be considered compromised."

But for those relying upon the infrastructure or Gentoo outside of GitHub, there is no known compromise, including the master Gentoo ebuild repository.

Their notice can be read on Gentoo is working with GitHub to properly address the situation.
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