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Old 06-27-2006, 06:13 AM   #1
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known hacks

i just wanna know what this means:

Attempts to use 1 known hacks were logged 2 time(s)
\\x90\\x90\\x90\\x90 by 2 time(s)

A total of 1 sites probed the server

Old 06-27-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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Well that depends, where did you get that information from? What program told you that?
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Some network intrusion monitor detected that somebody tries to send you a network packet of data which is known to cause malfunction in some versions of software.
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what does "\\x90\\x90\\x90\\x90" do? what should i do (some tips) to avoid it? could it be possible that that packet of data is already causing malfunction in the system?
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That is an old Windows IIS exploit that doesn't affect Linux. I think it is the Code Red worm, but I may be wrong about that.
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ok. thanks a lot


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