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SubjectIs this a compromise and how?
Sorry is this is too far off topic, but it seems to me the
kernel may be helping in this break in or maybe some magic
aspect of the filesystem.

I noted in an ls that

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 36784 Jul 17 05:06 rpc.mountd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3368 Jul 17 05:06 rpc.nfsd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root ftp 22 Sep 8 22:15 rpc.rcmd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9872 Jul 17 05:06 rpc.rquotad*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13936 Feb 9 2000 rpc.rstatd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7952 Feb 9 2000 rpc.rusersd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6512 Feb 11 2000 rpc.rwalld*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 17624 Mar 7 2000 rpc.yppasswdd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 23984 Mar 7 2000 rpc.ypxfrd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10692 Sep 5 16:03 rpcinfo*

rpc.rcmd look a little suspicious?

And guess what it contains?

%cat /usr/sbin/rpc.rcmd
/usr/include/strlib.h

Hmmmm.

%ls -l /usr/include/strlib.h
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16768 Sep 16 09:55 /usr/include/strlib.h*

%file /usr/include/strlib.h
/usr/include/strlib.h: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped

%/usr/include/strlib.h
bind: Address already in use

Now watch this magic trick:

%mkdir foo
%cd foo
%touch strlib.h
%ls
%find . -print
.
./strlib.h
%

Get it? strlib.h never appears in the file system via ls whereever
it may be created.

More fun:

%echo hello >strlib.h
%ls
%cat strlib.h
hello
%

Pretty cool huh?

Let me know if you would like a copy of the code.

A quick strace shows that it binds to port 24000.

It also contains a list of 5 IP addrs. I suspect it doesn't
broadcast, but allows people in from those IPs.

Anyone know what has happened? I religiously install the redhat
updates, and am subscribed to the CERT advistors and install
the fixes the moment I get them.

The system was RedHat 6.2, linux 2.2.17pre14 at the time the
breakin occured.

I've been running firewalled with only services I provide turned
on for access, and in /etc/inetd.conf.

What is keeping strlib.h from appearing ls's? A hacked ls command?

--
Brian Litzinger <brian@worldcontrol.com>

Copyright (c) 2000 By Brian Litzinger, All Rights Reserved
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