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Re: Fwd: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Ferenc Kovacs <tyra3l () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:48:09 +0100

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM, Jeffrey Walton <noloader () gmail com> wrote:

http://bolt.thexfil.es/84e9h!t was an interesting link - it
demonstrated the pwnage.

It looks like these folks gained access via PHP. Stratfor was using a
Linux based system system, but PHP was version 1.8
from 2009 (perhaps with some back patches). Current version of PHP is
5.3.8 (http://www.php.net/).

O really? PHP 1.8? how would you compile that on a modern linux distro?
how would you run drupal on top of it?

// $Id: default.settings.php,v 2009/09/14 12:59:18 goba Exp $
that is a line from the default drupal config file.

I agree that the php app was the most likely source of the intrusion, I
would guess that they didn't kept the drupal core and the contrib modules
up-to-date, and they were owned through some old vulnerability.

Ferenc Kovács
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