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Re: [vox-tech] Spammers using my server
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Re: [vox-tech] Spammers using my server



Pretty scary.  Sounds like someone hacked in and is running
malware as the Apache user.

Have you called Red Hat support?  I would be interested to
know what they say.

-- Rod

On Friday 24 September 2004 07:50 am, Ehrhart, Jay wrote:
> This morning I had over 7000 emails in my Linux server's outbound queue
> which I deleted.  My firewall log shows over 20,000 emails went out with
> a
> SunTrust bank announce saying to login and enter your username and
> password.
> I do not see the emails coming in like I would in a relay.  How can I
> stop
> this or how are they doing this?
> 
> My firewall using a SMTP proxy and only allows my domain in.  I run
> MailScanner on my Red Hat 3.0 mail server with Sendmail.  The box has
> the
> lastest patches from Red Hat.  I have Sendmail setup to accept only my
> domain email.
> 
> The non-deliverable reports are coming from my Linux apache user.
> Non-deliverables usually come from root.  I am running apache on the
> server
> with forms.  The forms software is the latest version and patches.
> 
> Can anybody help on this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Jay
> 
> Jay Ehrhart
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