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Is this a hack attempt? - weird entries in error log..


Hi,

I'm running Plesk 7.5 on a VPS. Whilst checking my main domain's error log, i spotted entries from IPs that repeat this cycle:


[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpmyadmin
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/PMA
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/mysql
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/db
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/dbadmin
[Tue May 30 20:57:05 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/web
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/mysql-admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpmyadmin2
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/mysqladmin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/mysql-admin
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/main.php
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpMyAdmin-2.5.6
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpMyAdmin-2.5.4
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpMyAdmin-2.5.1
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpMyAdmin-2.2.3
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/phpMyAdmin-2.2.6
[Tue May 30 20:57:06 2006] [error] [client 195.242.215.22] File does not exist: /var/www/vhosts/mydomain.co.uk/httpdocs/myadmin

What is this? Is this a hack attempt? Is it automated or something?

WTF?!?! - any help appreciated!

Cheers,
jb5ep



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That is a most likely an automated scan looking for vulnerable software. If you're concerned, you can setup mod_security to filter some of it.

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jb, nothing to get excited about.

Those types of scans are common and, as Pat mentioned, are likely automated sweeps of address space as opposed to a directed exploit attempt against your server.

Not sure if mod_security is the answer here as these are rather common names and applications that you would be blocking if you configured mod_security to look at them.

Keep an eye on security and just get to know your machine. You'll learn what is common for you, and what is not.

Kindly,

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Crucial Web Host/Pat H,

That's exactly the sort of advice I was after. I'll check the mod_security thing and read up a bit more on the key things not to **** up on....(!)

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
jb5ep

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