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Re: could you help interpret my logs?



On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 12:44, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am So, den 03.10.2004 schrieb Julian Underwood um 17:12:
> 
> > Well I know someone was trying to gain access to my FC 2 server:
> 
> A known person?

No.

> 
> > su:
> >    Sessions Opened:
> >       (uid=0) -> julian: 2 Time(s)
> >       (uid=0) -> cyrus: 1 Time(s)
> >       (uid=0) -> news: 1 Time(s)
> >       julian(uid=500) -> root: 1 Time(s)
> > 

> 
> From what do you conclude that the attacker logged in as cyrus and news?
> I would think it was you as root doing so by running "su - $username".
> (One time su'ing from julian to root.) The logwatch entries point to su
> actions. If it wasn't you, then switch off the machine from net, as a
> foreign person has root control over the host.

The only account I 'su' to is root.  I know I could figure out this one
by Googling, but while I'm still typing--does the cyrus or news account
have passwords, or are they disabled from login?  What do the middle two
entries above indicate?


Thanks,

Julian



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