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Re: [vox-tech] Password: prompts freeze up



On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 08:26:19PM -0800, Ken Bloom wrote:
> 
> I'm trying to use sudo to dist-upgrade, and whenever I get to the
> password prompt, the sudo process (but nothing else) freezes up beyond
> the point of even being killed with kill -9. This has happened to me
> last night and this night, and I recovered by doing a hard reboot
> (obviously, I cannot `sudo reboot' like ususal) and it worked for the
> rest of the evening, and most of today.
> 
> This happens with login, su, and sudo.

Can you checksum these binaries against those in the package
repositories?  Also check the PAM modules.

It seems like either major filesystem corruption, or a crack with a
rootkit / binary infection system.

-David
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