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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DrScott, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. DrScott

    DrScott Registered

    Dec 12, 2003
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    Recently i noticed some strange files in /tmp:

    -rw-r--r--    1 nobody   nobody       4173 10. Dez 19:18 wget.c
    -rw-r--r--    1 nobody   nobody      18944 10. Dez 19:18 sock881
    -rw-r--r--    1 nobody   nobody        111 10. Dez 19:18 dec.cgi
    -rw-r--r--    1 nobody   nobody       9472 10. Dez 19:18
    To me, these files look like part of a 'hacking session'. For example, the file wget.c (c code) contains a string something like 'can't fork tty, **** YOU SO'. Unfortunately the file was removed in the meantime...
    In addition, there is a file /tmp/my which is executable and also uid/gid 'nobody'. It includes a string '+ Info: Backdoor by mY tEaM - 2003, IrcNet: #my'.

    So, i reportet these facts to the admin of the server. He answered me, that there is nothing to be afraid of: All the files are 'part of cpanel'. He said, that these files are temporarly used, if 'an update process of cpanel failed'. I can't believe that. I wonder if the admin is trying to burke the attack.

    @cpanel team: Are these files belonging to cpanel?
    @all: What's your opinion?

    Best regards
  2. jphilipson

    jphilipson Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2003
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    You didn't know that cpanel includes backdoors?
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