[CentOS] Regarding fork bomb in a CentOS 4.4 Server!

Tue Apr 24 18:42:34 UTC 2007
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu wrote:
> Hi again, I was reading from the net
> http://www.kriptopolis.org/node/4067 about a forkbomb and ran it from a
> root console  in a non-critical machine running CentOS4.4 and the serevr
> goes down... the command I ran was :(){ :|:& };: 
> Please, does anyone knows how to aboid this on  CentOS?

don't allow malicious users to have root access.   in fact, don't allow 
malicious users to have ANY shell access to your servers.