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

Steve Zingman szingman at msgstor.com
Wed May 10 15:38:39 EDT 2017


No,
It was never used. Jim never explained WHY he wanted it. I'm fixing the 
installer now.

Steve

On 5/10/2017 3:36 PM, Steve Passmore wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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