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  1. #1
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    unknown user under /home

    I was going thru my files and i found a folder name 'vadmin' under /home directory. i dont have any users by that name and before i go and delete the folder i want to make sure this is not a file that i need. Does anyone knows anythig about this?

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    Do you have any control panels running? Is there anything contained within that folder?

    - Matt

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    VAdmin is a content management system. But it should not create a user directory, afaik.

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    Cpanel/WHM is running but i dont have any users under that name. I just got this email earlier and thats what cause me to check the server:
    IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
    This message is to inform you that the
    account vadmin has user id 0 (root privs). This could mean that
    your system was compromised (OwN3D). To be safe you should verify that your
    system has not be compromised.
    This really isnt my day.

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    If you haven't installed anything in the past few days, I suggest you remove the user, test everything, then remove all files relating to it.

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    Download and run chkrootkit http://www.chkrootkit.org i think you might have the t0rn rootkit on your server.

    Hey Joe
    Last edited by Ash; 06-02-2004 at 04:26 PM.

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