[CentOS] Interpreting logwatch

Natxo Asenjo natxo.asenjo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 02:46:05 EDT 2010


On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:17 PM, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:

> I think it's a mistake to discount any attacks involving php as
> the vast majority of the systems I have had to clean up after
> cracks have been compromised through php vulnerabilities, usually
> in conjunction with weak user level passwords.
>
> IHMO, admin tools like phpMyAdmin, webmin, and usermin should be
> carefully restricted, preferably only accessible via a private
> LAN, not from the public internet.  Use a VPN to access from the
> public internet if necessary.  We don't install usermin in most
> cases as I have seen it used to exploit security bugs on old SuSE
> systems that permit root access.

Last time I checked, webmin and usermin were written in Perl ;-), no php there.

If you're running a web app with a known vulnerability and it's
available from the internet, then you're in trouble, that's for sure.

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natxo


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