Re: id check returned root

From: Joerg Over Dexia (over_at_dexia.de)
Date: 01/28/04

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    Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:20:14 +0100
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    
    

    Hi there.

    Am 23:28 27.01.2004 -0600 teilte Floyd Hartog mir folgendes mit:
    ->Date: 01/27 16:03:28 Name: ATTACK RESPONSES id check
    returned root
    ->Priority: 2 Type: Potentially Bad Traffic
    ->IP info: 199.233.98.101:17335 -> XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:25
    ->References: none found SID: 498
    ->
    ->Date: 01/27 16:52:21 Name: ATTACK RESPONSES id check
    returned root
    ->Priority: 2 Type: Potentially Bad Traffic
    ->IP info: 205.206.231.26:56101 -> XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:25
    ->References: none found SID: 498
    ->
    ->Hi
    ->I am a bit confused with the output from my snort logs, which
    you see
    ->above. That looks bad, very bad. But a whois seems to
    indicate this is
    ->the vulnwatch and securityfocus outgoing mail servers. Am I
    reading
    ->this wrong? Is this a snort bug, or a attack? And what would
    be the
    ->correct response? Thanks for your imput. Floyd

    I'd believe you get mails containing the string "uid=0(root)". 25
    is you smtp port on host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX which probably is your
    mailserver. snort is just triggering on that string, because that
    *can* indicate someone is issuing the "id" command after having
    hacked the system. If above assumptions are correct and your
    mailserver still works, I'd believe you're green.

    hth, JO

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