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FTP password in /var/log/auth.log

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shulshof, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. shulshof

    shulshof Registered

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    Hello all,

    While trouble shooting an ftp problem today I came across something scary. The file /var/log/auth.log has newly added ftp account info in it, INCLUDING PASSWORD! Now I know only root can read this, but pending someone has become root, they now have passwords for all ftp accounts. This is not good.

    Thought I might bring this to attention.


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