1.7 compromise attempt and crash?

Sylvain Robitaille syl at alcor.concordia.ca
Mon May 15 17:20:00 UTC 2000

david at kasey.umkc.edu wrote:

> srwxrwxrwx   1 root     news           0 May 12 05:43 ctlinndaacmEa

> I don't know why there would be a zero-length setuid root file 
> in there.

Someone else already pointed this out, but that particular "s"
identifies the file as a "socket", not a setuid file. (The setuid bit
shows up in the "x" posistion of user permissions -- lower case "s" if
execute is also set, upper case "S" if not.)

> Did 1.7 servers all over crash at dawn today or just mine?

My Inn-1.7 server worked fine right through the weekend.

Sylvain Robitaille                              syl at alcor.concordia.ca
Systems analyst / Newsmaster                      Concordia University
Instructional & Information Technology        Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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