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Server Compromised?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by keykurt, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. keykurt

    keykurt Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I keep getting Cron emails saying this

    /var/mailman/cron/gate_news

    You are not allowed to post to this mailing list, and your message has
    been automatically rejected. If you think that your messages are
    being rejected in error, contact the mailing list owner at

    File "/var/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 284, in ?
    main()
    File "/var/mailman/cron/gate_news", line 259, in main
    lock.lock(timeout=0.5)
    File "/var/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 243, in lock
    self.__write()
    File "/var/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 422, in __write
    fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')


    Has my server been compromised? What messures do you take when your server has been compromised without shuttin down all your sites...or changing every password? I am beginning to loose faith in Cpanel with all the attacks my server keeps getting.
     
  2. AndyReed

    AndyReed Well-Known Member
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    No, this is not a sign of a server being compromised. This error message means that mailman is not in a good working condition.

    The best measure is to request a OS reload from your host, and then secure your server.

    The cPanel is a control panel and has nothing to do with the security of your server.
     
  3. Nhojohl

    Nhojohl Well-Known Member

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    If it has a security hole it can...

    Anyway, your problem looks to be as Andy described..
     
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