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From Marc Perkel <m...@perkel.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Keeping hackers out of /dev/smh
Date Wed, 16 May 2007 19:59:56 GMT


Sam Lavitt wrote:
> Marc Perkel wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Graeme Fowler wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 05:46 -0700, Marc Perkel wrote:
>>>  
>>>
>>>> What's the best way to keep hackers out of /dev/shm? I'm getting 
>>>> the script kitties installing IRC bots.
>>>>   
>>>
>>> Mount /dev/shm noexec.
>>>
>>> More importantly, close the holes the script kiddies are getting in
>>> through. Locking the front door is far more efficient long term than
>>> leaving it open but putting a child gate at the bottom of the stairs.
>>>
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>> Thanks for your help. How do I "lock the front door"?
>
> Figure out from your logs how they are getting in, and seal the exploit.
>

I was hoping for a more specific answer. If I could have done that I 
wouldn't be here asking how to do it.


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