[VIM] Etomite followup information

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Mon Jan 30 17:15:07 EST 2006

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From: Rick Elnor
To: moderators at osvdb.org
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 10:11:08 -0800
Subject: [OSVDB Mods] [Change Request] 22693: Etomite todo.inc.php cij Variable
     Arbitrary Command Execution


I am Rick Elnor, the Etomite CMS security expert and owner ow Nixbased Security 
Consulting. I have noticed you reported the Etomite cij Variable Arbitrary 
Command Execution Vulnerability on your website. This information is not 

Heres the truth: "The eto site got hacked - they downloaded the etomite v0.6.0 
files, and implemented a security exploit into them on the 11th of January, and 
reuploaded to the eto server. They also did the same with the RC3 files.

The RTM files have been unaffected, as they are held on the secondary eto 

If you downloaded Etomite v0.6.0 prior to the 10th of January, your etomite 
install is safe.
If you downloaded Etomite v0.6.0 or v0.6.1 RC3 after the 10th of January, your 
install may be compromised and you should upgrade to the RTM immediately.

The second issue (which we knew about from day 1) - which is now completely 
irrelevant anyway (they made the code look like the "phone home" feature of 
etomite which is why we thought the issues were related).
What the Phone Home feature does is phone home to the etomite server and tell 
us where you are running your etomite install ONLY if you untick the License 
Agreement box on the login page. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME v0.6.0 SENT US ANY DATA.

We no longer collect the data, as I have removed the datacollection script."

The above was posted as a forum message on the Etomite forums today at this 
location http://www.etomite.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=4291

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