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Old 06-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Question troot ID (RHEL v5.4)


I have a handful of remote servers where I discovered an ID named troot that has root privileges. Remote logon is disabled.

I'm trying to determine if this is an ID that has to be manually created or are there any known applications or processes within Linux that may create this ID?
 
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I have a handful of remote servers where I discovered an ID named troot that has root privileges. Remote logon is disabled.
IMHO no user except root should need those privileges and in that way.
- Remote login could have been disabled afterwards, no way to tell.


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I'm trying to determine if this is an ID that has to be manually created or are there any known applications or processes within Linux that may create this ID?
- check the MAC times on /etc/passwd, group and shadow. If it was the last account added then the modification date may help but its weak and easily changed.
- check 'chage' details for the account.
- Account creation gets logged (PAM) so check your /var/log/secure . If the log (and archived ones) don't go far enough back check your /etc/logrotate.d/ settings.
- Find files on the system with group and user Id "troot".
- Account usage gets logged (PAM) so check your wtmp ('last'), /var/log/secure and for example /var/log/cron.
 
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