[App_rpt-users] What is the "debian" user in the DIAL distro?

Steve Zingman szingman at msgstor.com
Wed May 10 15:19:00 EDT 2017


That is a leftover "mandated" from above. It will be disabled in the RC.

Steve N4IRS

On 5/10/2017 3:15 PM, Steve Passmore wrote:
> Does anyone know what the user "debian" is used for in the DIAL 
> distro?    I had a node compromised where it appears they guessed the 
> password for the user debian.  I note on other un-compromised nodes 
> there is a preexisting user "debian" with a password set.
> The attacker installed a bitcoin miner, storing their files under 
> /var/tmp/.new     chrootkit reported it as possibly being the 
> Mumblehard backdoor.
>
> I'd suggest anyone with a DIAL node, at the very least, remove the 
> user "debian"'s password.
>
> passwd -d debian
>
> Steve, k6kya
>
>
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