Apache dynamic module infected
grhill at corp.untd.com
Tue Jan 22 18:05:00 MST 2008
> Has anyone heard about this Apache exploit? Supposedly there is a
> infection using Apache's dynamic module.
> Mass host hack bigger than first thought, hits 10,000 sites
> Some hacked Apache servers reinfected even after clean-up and Linux
According to the article: "Jackson's can't prove how the sites were
originally hacked, but all the evidence points to the theft of log-on
> Is this for real or is this merely a isolated problem blow out of
> proportion to cause FUD? If this is for real, the articles did not
> explain how you can detect if you were infected, or how to disable
> Apache's dynamic module.
> Is there a "dynamic module" module or is it referring to any module
> is loaded by the LoadModule directive? If the later is the case than
> any site hosting SSL or PHP or any number of other items would be
> disabled. I am hoping the former is the case and there is some
> mysterious "dynamic module" module to be disabled. Any ideas?
I'm assuming they mean a DSO (Dynamic Shared Object), in that once they
get on to the server, they load a DSO into Apache that adds the
The bigger question is why admins are reinstalling with the same logon
credentials if they think that's how they got in to begin with.
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