Bug 644

Summary: Unauthorized login: cigna
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: edge
Component: netkit-baseAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description edge 1998-12-29 05:11:18 UTC
The following was found in my /var/log/messages file.

[root@has-a RedHat]# grep cigna /var/log/messages
Dec 28 16:12:01 has-a PAM_pwdb[3860]: (login) session opened
for user cigna by (uid=0)
Dec 28 16:12:01 has-a login[3860]: LOGIN ON ttyp5 BY cigna
FROM webmaxx.colo.onramp.net

However, a grep of /etc/password provided no login
of that name.

I saw no reports of this, and could not search the mailing
list archives, however I did notice another user posted to
dejanews with the same problem.

I have had to disable telnetd, as my entire system was
compromised from this.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-29 18:44:59 UTC
I would suggest contacting the sysadmin from the site mentioned in the
/var/log/messages to see if they have a record of a user by that name.
Let them know of the wrongdoing and they should take action.
I would recommend restoring from a previous backup or reinstalling
from scratch and then apply all security updates. I have not been able
to replicate the login in our test lab. Certain important system files
must have been replaced by the intruder to allow logging in by that
name.