Re: exploit or human

From: Eduardo Kienetz (
Date: 03/31/05

Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 17:59:33 -0300
To: Cristian Stanca <>

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 18:14:49 +0200, Victor Calzado <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Valentin Avram wrote:
> >Hello.
> >
> >Most of the symptoms you describe and the "sudden" falling of more
> >systems does point to a rootkit that was installed on the first
> >compromised machine (FC2). That machine might have been later used to
> >gain access to the other servers in your network.
> ...
> >Also the failure to restart the server
> >usually is a consequence of that. One way to make that sure is to get
> >the hdd from the possibly compromised machine, put it on an offline
> >system which has rkhunter (or other rootkit-detection software)
> >installed and check it. After the signs you described, it quite very
> >probably you'll find a rootkit.
> >
> >RH's before RHEL are ok (from the stability point of view) as long as
> >you keep the exposed services uptodate (recompilation from source).
> >Don't use the old software they come with, cause you might just open a
> >door to your system.
> I'm sorry but probably you will find more infected systems all over your
> network. You will probably need to reinstall every compromised server
> and any content recovered from an "infected" system should be scanned
> for viri and checked for rootkits.

Run chkrootkit:


Eduardo  Bacchi Kienetz

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