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Re: Fwd: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Shyaam Sundhar <shyaam () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 15:55:28 -0500

All this is true. From time to time, these things happen to businesses that do not take security as bread and butter. 
Although, I call that statement incorrect as well, because security firms themselves get targeted most of the time.

My question(s) would be: why are people sloppy by nature when it comes to security? Why is security still considered as 
a blanket as opposed to the core of any system? 

PS: I am totally wrong and I know that ;)

Thank you.
Shyaam

On Jan 7, 2012, at 3:48 PM, Ferenc Kovacs <tyra3l () gmail com> wrote:



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 1.8.2.4 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.

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Ferenc Kovács
@Tyr43l - http://tyrael.hu
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