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Weird setuid diffs on server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by nyjimbo, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2003
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    My normal morning system security message sent this along today from one of my systems:
    Checking setuid files and devices: setuid diffs:
    > 421082 -rwsr-xr-x 1 root wheel 13604 Oct 9 08:46:42 2002

    Checking for uids of 0:
    root 0
    toor 0

    Its a older freebsd box. The date and time match all other files in that directory except stuff I updated over the past couple years.

    So it seems like the file was recently setuid however the date and size are the same. Whats weird is I dont recall doing anything to it. I checked a new Cpanel-based box I am playing with and it has the same -rwsr-xr-x settings. Other non-cpanel boxes just show r-sr-x-r-x.

    I dont see anything in /tmp,/dev/,/etc/,/var/tmp, nothing weird on logs or anything running.

    Any reason why that message would have come up now?. I disabled traceroute in cpanel after seeing this and its now -rwx--------- just in case.

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