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  1. #1

    Server exploited


    Someone exploited my dedicated server. He made few syomlinks to essential files under the root. I have removed those symlinks.

    Can you guys show me how to search for symlinks inside all public_html of all accounts.

    In addition, what should I do to improve security of my server. someone told me that there are out of the box default config that are security unsafe; how can I remove these config and secure the server.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Portland, Oregon


    Almost everyone here would suggest that you completely wipe and restore your server, without question, if it has been rooted.

    If you are using cPanel, I would suggest installing CSF/LFD after you wipe and reload your OS:

    Hope this helps, good luck.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    If the attacker gained root you're better off deploying a new server and hiring a server management company to keep things secure. Security is not a one time thing, it's an ever changing process that constantly has to be worked on. Also, once a server has been rooted it should never be trusted again, despite any reassurances from various root kit checkers, etc. Play it safe, start off fresh.
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    Apr 2009
    YOu could use find / -type l, but resetup wins anyway.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    behind my screen
    I agree a server that has been rooted cannot be trusted time to wipe...

  6. #6
    You could try this tutorial too. The tutorial works with dedicated servers as well.

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