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Old 05-17-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
bleunuit
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Possible rootkit?


Hello,

I was recently checking for suspicious activity on my mail server and found 5 rather large files, (roughly 300 meg each) in my /var directory. They have an old timestamp but I do not remember seeing them before.

The only text inside of these files is ioutbkuytbv over and over with newlines.

Is this some form of rootkit script kiddy crap? Has anyone else seen this before?

thanks
-bleunuit
 
Old 05-17-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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What was the name of the file? Google for the name and content, maybe you will find something.
Check with rkhunter if it can detect any rootkits. If you do find information about this, you should post it and share it with us.

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Old 05-17-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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The files have numeric names, 1 -> 5, with timestamps dating back to oct. 11 2004.

Its very very strange how these files appeared here. I've googled the content of these files, but the search revealed nothing.

If I find out anthing I will most definitly share the information.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 12:44 AM   #4
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So the files, entirely, are /var/1 /var/2 /var/3 /var/4 /var/5?
 
Old 05-18-2005, 04:21 PM   #5
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To me it does not really sound as a rootkit, more like some program that has run amok. Who is the owner of the files? What are the permissions?
 
  


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