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SubjectRe: TRG vger.timpanogas.org hacked
On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 11:30:51AM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 08:05:34AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > is curious as to how these folks did this. They exploited BIND 8.2.3
> > > to get in and logs indicated that someone was using a "back door" in

> > Bind runs as root.

> > > We are unable to determine just how they got in exactly, but they
> > > kept trying and created an oops in the affected code which allowed
> > > the attack to proceed.

> > Are you sure they didnt in fact simply screw up live patching the kernel to
> > cover their traces

> Could have. The kernel is unable to dismount the root volume when booted.
> I can go through the drive and remove confidential stuffd and just leave
> the system intact and post the entire system image to my ftp server.

This would be a good thing for those of us involved in investigating
these sorts of things. :-/

> I have changed all the passwords on the server, so what's there is no
> big deal. This server was public FTP and web/email, so nothing really
> super "confidential" on it.

> Jeff

Mike
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