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Keep geting email: [hackcheck] saroot has a uid 0 account

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by Dnyt, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Dnyt

    Dnyt Registered

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    Hello,

    I just purchased a cpanel/whm license and have them install for me. After I went thru the first time setup I keep geting this email:

    Subject: [hackcheck] saroot has a uid 0 account
    From: cpanel@myhostname.com

    "IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
    This message is to inform you that the account saroot has user id 0 (root privs).
    This could mean that your system was compromised (OwN3D). To be safe you should verify that your system has not been compromised."

    I searched around this forum and googled it but haven't found any more information about this issue. How can I verify that my system has not been compromised?

    Thanks!
     
  2. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

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    Did you check to see what account "saroot" looks like, if it exists, what date it was created on, what is in it, etc ???
     
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