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Re: Re: New Santy-Worm attacks *all* PHP-skripts
From: Steve Wray <steve () myself gen nz>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 09:32:00 +1300

Paul Laudanski wrote:
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004, Raistlin wrote:

Juergen Schmidt wrote:

Hello,

the new santy version not only attacks phpBB.

How would these two worms react to classical hardening tips such as PHP Safe mode and noexec /tmp ?

For this particular strain it would certainly help, but that is why there exists new variations. Certainly doing it to /tmp, /usr/tmp, /var/tmp could help, but it isn't 100% foolproof, and some don't even consider it security.

It only protects you from exploits that cannot just go;

source /tmp/rootkit.sh

or other, equivalent methods.

ie its only effective against directly executing files on those filesystems; you can still use other methods to run them.

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