|Summary:||Security problem with Anonymous FTP|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Krisztian Danko <kdanko>|
|Component:||wu-ftpd||Assignee:||Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Dale Lovelace <dale>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-10-16 11:38:54 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Krisztian Danko 2000-10-14 13:27:16 UTC
My server has recently been broken into using the anonymous FTP service. I don't know how it was done but the following happened according to /etc/messages: The hacker logged in using anonymous FTP and put in something binary as the password The password for one of the users was changed then the hacker logged in using that username and ran the "su" command to become root syslogd was restarted From this point on, logging was turned off on the server, and the su command didn't work any more. Two days later I set up the firewall rules to disable everything from outside except DNS, POP3 and ICMP. I haven't seen any more attacks since. I also noticed that the following programs were replaced: /bin/ls /bin/su /sbin/syslogd (And I am still looking for more) If this is a new bug, could you please contact me at email@example.com and I will send you the log entries. I also made a copy of the hacker's /bin/ls command.
Comment 1 Krisztian Danko 2000-10-14 13:29:53 UTC
Created attachment 4164 [details] These are the entries from /etc/messages
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-15 12:54:08 UTC
Are you certain the cracker got in over anonymous ftp? I've just proofread the code, I can't find anything that could cause this (in wu-ftpd 2.6.1 from updates). If you're running a version prior to 2.6.1, it's a known problem (the user logs in as anything, then issues a couple of broken commands).
Comment 3 Krisztian Danko 2000-10-16 11:38:52 UTC
I am running 2.6.0
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-16 11:42:09 UTC
Update to 2.6.1 please; 2.6.0 has at least 2 known security problems.