Re [Full-Disclosure] Automated ssh scanning
live4java at stormcenter.net
Thu Aug 26 23:01:35 BST 2004
On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 01:41:07PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 15:41:18 +0200, Richard Verwayen said:
> > You are right about the passwords, but guest is only a unprivileged
> > account as you may have on many prodruction machines. But they managed
> > to become root on this machine due to a kernel(?) exploit!
> Or an exploit of any of the set-UID root or runs-as-root programs on the system.
> VeNoMouS posted ID's of most of the kits you found.
> He didn't ID xpl.tar.gz pr psybnc.tgz - anybody recognize those? I'm guessing
> one of the following:
psybnc is an IRC "bounce" server. It's a form of proxy that allows remote connections. Fairly popular as I understand it. Drop it on a compromised host. Have it connect to your favorite h at X0r IRC server, and proxy through it.
Assuming the tarball really is psybnc...
Don't recognize xpl.tar.gz
> 1) Debian Woody isn't patched for the kernel do_brk or ptrace holes yet.
> 2) One of the two as-yet-unID'ed kits has some other exploit that Woody hasn't
> been patched against.
> 3) You haven't found all the kits yet. :)
> But as noted by others, if they can get a local 'guest' shell, they're already 95%
> of the way to root....
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