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Old 10-05-2002, 03:34 PM   #1
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A hack??? Problems with Slackware 8.1 ... starting October 1

It may be that my Slackware 8.1 loads have been hacked and that might account for the problems I've had since October 1.

Running on 3 machines:
Slackware 8.1
All posted security patches since June load...

Problem.... All web browsers report a problem referencing "" when
the URL is a cgi-bin code.... all of them (5)
The gnome calendar program crashes.

Now all of these problems can be avoided by backing up the system clock to before October 1... I don't know that that is the exact date of problem appearance.

I suspect (in order)...... glibc-2.5.5

All these were loaded as binary packages from the Slackware site and are
the very same packages that are currently posted there....

It could also be a problem in the Gnome-1.4 package... I'll load another
window program to test this... or in XFree86-4.2 and I'll not bother to backup
to XFree86-4.1.1 -- just live with the problems..

Olivia Jensen (

Any wisdom???

Last edited by olivia; 10-05-2002 at 03:43 PM.
Old 10-05-2002, 04:57 PM   #2
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Does it affect all machines?
Can you find files with strange dates (especially future ones)?
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Old 10-11-2002, 09:00 PM   #4
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What is tripwire anyways?

Old 10-12-2002, 02:53 AM   #5
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It is a system integrity verifier and alert system, default instalaltion notifies you of any file on your system that was modified, timestamped, removed, renamed, etc.
Old 10-17-2002, 09:47 AM   #6
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chkrootkit is an excellent tool for checking if there is a root kit installed on your box.


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