[CentOS] automount[18592]: failed to mount /home/.hidden

Allison Maury alli at pasteur.fr
Thu Sep 15 14:06:36 UTC 2005

>>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: >> mount: 
>>> server:/home/.hidden failed, reason given by server: Permission denied
>>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: mount(nfs): nfs: mount 
>>> failure server:/home/.hidden on /home/.hidden
>>> Sep 15 10:39:53 comp automount[15138]: failed to mount /home/.hidden
>>> What is /home/.hidden?  Why can't it be mounted?  And, can I simply 
>>> delete it?
>>> Basically, what is this error from and how can I stop it from 
>>> occurring?
>>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>> The name of the directory ".hidden" implies evil intent.  See if you 
>> can find a check root kit package for
>> Centos.  Lock down your machine right away and start looking for 
>> modified RPMs. 

I used rkhunter to check for what evil might be going on.  The only 
thing it listed were 2 vulnerable apps that seem to just be "Old or 
patched version" (OpenSSL 0.9.7a and PHP 4.3.9).  This doesn't seem like 
the problem (am I wrong?). 

I realize that this is a basic question, but I'm a bit of a newbie.  How 
do I go about looking for modified RPMs?


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