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Re: [vox-tech] Things changing overnight

On 2003.08.09 22:47, Ken Bloom wrote:
Sometime in the past few days, my modem /dev/ttyS4 changed its permissions from 660 to 640 without my intervention. My first question: is there any kind of security package on debian that might have done this as a cronjob? I don't use devfs.
I'm thinking this might now be the responsibility of /etc/init.d/
makedev, but haven't found the bug that would be causing this yet. (nothing on b.d.o describes this)

When asking on #debian, a user suggested that I check my logs to see if I had been hacked. I found in /var/logs/auth.log that the command `su` had been run to switch from user `root` to user `nobody` at 3:35 this morning, a time when I was not connected to the internet (I use ppp to connect through my modem). My second question: any idea what might have done this? (obviously, I'd like to avoid a reinstall)
I wasn't rooted. It seems that updatedb (called by /etc/init.d/find) does this as a part of its normal operation.

(I can't seem to find any cronjob that would be doing this, but it
would help if you had any suggestions)

I am running a Debian sarge/sid mixed box.

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My PGP key was last signed 6/10/2003 please download my key again if
it is more recent than your copy. If you use GPG, *please* talk to
me to sign it. The key is keyID E2B2CAD1 on pgp.mit.edu

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