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Re: FC9 Compromised...



On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 12:49 -0800, Jack Lauman wrote:
> On Feb 25, between 1753-2046 PST several of my Fedora Core 9 machines 
> were compromised. All had the latest patches applied.
> 
> 1. Only the installed user accounts are on these machines. The root user 
> password is long with upper/lower case characters with numerals & 
> punctuation. It is unlikely this was cracked.
> 
> 2. All log files were deleted.
> 
> 3. The following users were deleted 'root':
>    mysql
>    apache
>    sshd
>    dbus
>    haldaemon
>    dovecot
>    gdm
>    smmsp
> 
> 4. The machine can only be accessed in 'single user' mode. Using 
> 'passwd' to reset the root password fails with: "passwd: User not known 
> to the underlying authentication module."
I would edit /etc/passwd and /etc/group to restore root entries .  Give
root no passwd. Then login as root go to user level 3 and change the
root passwd to whatever you want. 
> 
> Any help on resolving this would be appreciated.  I need to get data off 
> these before re-installation.
> 
> Have any other incidents like this been reported lately?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jack
> 
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