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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] security issue
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:20:48 GMT
Plain text please...

> There was a process running on the server which was downloaded to tmp directory 
> by using wget from a script making rpc calls on the server.

If I understand you correctly:

- some script running on another machine made a remote procedure call (RPC) to your server.
- the rpc caused the server to run wget
- wget downloaded a file to /tmp
- this file was daemon which ran on the server and did something bad.

So to make your server more secure, first of all, disable RPC (I assume Linux?):

Generally speaking, on a dedicated webserver you should disable telnet, smtp, finger, etc.
Have a look at:

General tips for apache config:

Owen Boyle
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kailash Vyas []
Sent: Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2005 10:51
Subject: [users@httpd] security issue

hi all,

I was facing some problems with webserver security.
There was a process running on the server which was downloaded to tmp directry by using wget
from a script making rpc calls on the server.
I have disabled the wget execute permissions but how do i make the webserver more secure for
preventing such activities.
I am running apache 1.3 on server.


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