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Re: !SPAM! [Full-Disclosure] Automated ssh scanning


Am Donnerstag, 26. August 2004 16:43 schrieb Ron DuFresne:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Richard Verwayen wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-08-26 at 15:12, Todd Towles wrote:
> > >  The kernel could be save. But with weak passwords, you are toast. Any
> > > automated tool would test guest/guest.
> >
> > Hello Todd!
> >
> > You are right about the passwords, but guest is only a unprivileged
> > account as you may have on many prodruction machines. But they managed
> > to become root on this machine due to a kernel(?) exploit!
> > Should I then consider any woody system to be insecure to let people
> > work at?
> If your uasers are not trustable, then they should not have access to
> local systems of yours.  Once a person has a shell, then they are 95% to
> root.

So your point is, there a much already known local root exploits on an 
standard woody system no one cares about?

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