no more /sbin in root path... been rooted?
I have 2 woody boxes, the first one configured as an adsl firewall (a simple
iptable-deny-everything stuff, no local service running, only LAN originated
traffic allowed). On the second box since yesterday, my path when logging as
root became "/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games", like the
one for an ordinary user. Same behavior if I "su -" from an ordinary
account, but the good old root path is back if I just type "su" (without the
Where does Debian define the root login path? I checked /etc/login.defs (and
of course /root/.bashrc), but nothing changed / my other woody box. Btw why
is the default user path defined both in /etc/login.defs and /etc/profile?
Is this strange behavior a known sign of intrusion? I got nothing unusual in
both machines's logs... I also tried chkrootkit, nothing found. Of course I
might also have done something wrong, but can't remember what.
Does anyone have a hint on what's going on?