[brluglist] root kits
sroddy at ligo-la.caltech.edu
Mon Jul 9 15:34:17 CDT 2001
The book "hacking exposed" lists lots of stuff - I am not sure if there
web site lists as much stuff, but I know it has links to the utilities
that they use in the book.
Dustin Puryear wrote:
<em>> Probably the best place to find links to root-kits and exploits is
<em>> securityfocus.com. There are other places, but this is the best.
<em>> Regards, Dustin
<em>> john beamon wrote:
<em>>> Well...I found something. I made an offhand comment at Gatti's that may
<em>>> bear repeating. I had an impression that lots of us talked about all
<em>>> these apps that were insecure and that we'd never touch, but none of us
<em>>> stepped up to demonstrate it for the crack meeting. It was a joke,
<em>>> but it
<em>>> was painfully true for yours truly. Well, I think I hit the motherload.
<em>>> I did a little google searching on rootkits. Lots of security warnings
<em>>> ABOUT rootkits, but it took me a half hour to find a link to download
<em>>> I used its title for another search, and it led me to
<em>>> http://packetstorm.securify.com. There's a sub under there,
<em>>> UNIX/penetration/rootkits, that made me pee in my pants. I will be
<em>>> setting up a honeypot here soon with cd-only installs of Red Hat 6.2 and
<em>>> 7.x for my own studies.
<em>>> Granted, many of what we call "exploits" are the result of default or
<em>>> unwise configurations. It takes one line, for example, to configure
<em>>> ProFTPd to jail users in their $HOME. wu-ftpd takes two lines and a
<em>>> little simple /etc/group editing. There are more keystrokes involved
<em>>> opening vi. I think this page deserves a little peek from anyone
<em>>> anything as simple as a telnet or anon-ftp service on their
<em>>> internet-connected box.
<em>>> Who's ready for a crack meeting?
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