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Re: Trojan found on Linux server
From: "Gaddis, Jeremy L." <jeremy () linuxwiz net>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 16:43:20 -0500

Niek wrote:
This is a much seen thing these days.
Your customer probably got attacked by an insecure php script (cacti/xmlphp/awstats/ect). Check your apache logs.
if I grep my logs for wget, I see tons of attempts.

Roger that. It wasn't important enough to us to pursue. I just recently signed on with this customer and was in the process of moving their websites over to new, freshly installed servers from the Red Hat Linux 9 boxes they were running on. Since we're about to rebuild the server anyways, it wasn't worth the time to pursue.

The trojan is a an irc drone, listinging for ddos commands/ect.

Yep, when running "strings" on it I noticed a few IP addresses (,, in there as well as commands indicative of IRC ("NOTICE", "NICK", "PRIVMSG", etc.)


Jeremy L. Gaddis, GCWN, Linux+, Network+
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