speaking of rootkits

Date: 06/28/03

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    Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:43:26 -0400 (EDT)
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    I've recently encountered a rootkit I've not seen before. It's a linux
    one that replaces a bunch of binaries in /bin (things like ls, cp, grep,
    hostname, df, dd, and a bunch of others). The feature I haven't seen
    before is that if you replace one of these binaries with a non-rootkit
    version, the file is re-replaced within seconds. Also, executing one of
    them (ls for instance) while the system is booted single user will cause
    network modules to be loaded, eth0 to be put in promiscuous mode, and a
    bunch of net-pf-14 module requests.

    Anyone else seen/encountered this? I have copies of the rootkit binaries,
    but no source, and I haven't had the time yet to put them on a disposable
    system and closely monitor what they do and how the re-replacement works.

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