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Discussion in 'Security' started by ES - George, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. ES - George

    ES - George Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I'm not a newbie to the internet, I'm pretty experienced. I'm more or less a cPanel expert, know pretty much everything about it, however the other day I just started using WHM for the first time, with full root access. My server load is normally around 0.01, since I haven't launched the website yet, it's currently private. However, there are a few people who know about it. The server load, as we speak is around 2, which is far too high, considering it's around 0 95% of the time.

    Do any of the below look suspicious? And can someone/people explain what's actually being shown here in a bit more detail, since I don't really understand it.

    Thank you.

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    Just a guess, but it appears you've got a calendar being poked. As for the "OPTIONS" request stuff, this post by cPanelDon should prove useful.

    Doesn't matter much, IMO, unless the site is locked out of public view. If it's accessible via a browser with no password protection, anyone can find it. For example if you were running an out of date calendar script on your site and in the footer of the page was the version # of that calendar script, it can be googled and found quite easy. And attacked/exploited in seconds.

    From your screenshot I'd start with that calendar.

    GL!
     
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    What exactly do you mean by 'being poked'.
     
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    If that calendar script is vulnerable to being exploited, it may be under an attack of some sort. Or, poked, if you will to see if it's vulnerable.
     
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    Alright, I'll look into that, it has been ever since I installed MyBB (where the calendar link is coming from) that I've been having high loads.
     
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