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[vox] Well, I now feel like an idjut.
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[vox] Well, I now feel like an idjut.

Popped over to one of my home machines (erebus.agentsix.net), which acts
as a sort of multi-server (web/mail/shells for some friends/etc). 
Wanted to check to see how many times my Apache logs say,
"NNNNNNNNNNNNN" (for the Code Red worm)...69 if anyone is curious.

As I was poking around, I brought up a process list and a list of open
sockets with ps and netstat, respectively...and noticed instantly that
my machine was listening for incoming connections on ports 6010 and

I have no services running on these ports.

Needless to say, I was a bit perturbed...double-checked the process list
(and the one in /proc), telnetted into the ports (which responded, but
didn't produce any data).  Crap.  This after I've spent quite a happy
amount of time handling security on this machine (wrote my own custom
tripwire hack, do regular auditing, loghost is a seperate machine).

Turns out they were the X11 forwarding ports for sshd.  Sheesh.  I 0wned
myself. *grin*

Not as bad as the time I did "cp /usr/X11R6.old/bin/* /usr/X11R6/bin/"
(note the lack of "-i", and that this was after spending about four
hours building X...)

Don Werve <donw@examen.com>
Jr. Unix System Administrator

"Fear is the mind-killer." (Frank Herbert)

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