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Updated The Stile Project, a gross-out comedy-cum-sex site that has grown infamous on the Net, claims to have been defaced.

The home page of the site, which won a Webby award in the weird category last year and has a cult following, was replaced by a profane message from hacker Fluffy Bunny, which featured a toy pink rabbit sticking its arse in the air. Charming, especially when you consider its bottom clearly needed wiping, and the people behind the Stile Project (which some describe as postmodern pornography) aren't amused.

A rant from the site's administrator, Stile, threatens dire (and depraved) retribution against Fluffy Bunny, who is best known as the hacker who caused chaos by breaking into the servers of SourceForge and the Apache Project earlier this year.

Stile, who claims to have spent eight hours bringing the site back online, said it had been the victim of "this new FreeBSD exploit that lets people get root access on the server and do whatever they want with it".

"Looks like I was a victim of that exploit, even though we thought we had it patched", he added.

Stile suggests the vulnerability, the nature of which he explains here, extends to other mainstream Web operating systems, including Linux and Solaris and involves telnet daemons.

The bug is a multiple vendor telnet daemon buffer overflow vulnerability, a nasty exploit (discovered last week) about which you can find more information here. Many other sites may be vulnerable to the same exploit, according to Stile, who has warned his fellow admins to bolt up their security hatches. ®

Update:
Reg readers have written to remind us that last year Stile faked his own hanging on the site, which he broadcast using a Web cam. He denies the defacement is another publicity stunt and we'll leave it up to you to decide what you make of that. Stile isn't above defacing his own site at a stunt.

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Multiple Vendor Telnetd Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Fluffy Bunny's hack of the Stile Project
...and a rant by Stile on the subject

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