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

Steve Passmore k6kya at hokeynet.net
Wed May 10 15:36:50 EDT 2017


Thanks Steve,

I removed the user on the affected machine,  Should I expect any problems?

Steve, k6kya

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 12:19 PM, Steve Zingman <szingman at msgstor.com>
wrote:

> 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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