From: Egon Willighagen <ewilligh@un...> - 2006-07-14 05:28:41
(sorry for cross-posting)
we all have all had our trouble with SVN since yesterday, and I think I
tracked down why. A Debian server was compromised proving the existence of an
exploit for a kernel security issue, and on the same day SF takes
shell/svn/cvs access for a kernel exploit too (must be the same one):
"( 2006-07-13 09:23:52 - Project CVS Service, Project Shell Service, Project
Subversion (SVN) Service, SourceForge.net Web Site ) A recent kernel
exploit was released that allowed a non admin user to escalate privileges on
the host pr-shell1. We urge all users who frequent this host to change their
password immediately and check their project group space for any tampering.
As a precaution, we have blocked access to all project resources by password
until the user resets their password. After the password has been reset,
project resources should be accessible within 5 minutes."
So, to enable write access for SVN again, you will have to change your SF
password, which you can do by logging in on the SF webpage, going to "My
Page" -> Preferences and choosing [Change Password] (how suprising ;)
After I had done this I could commit to SVN again, though it did require me to
authenticate with my passward, as it was not done automatically using my SSH
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