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Re: [suse-security] netstat-output
  • From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 23:57:26 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0012052354130.31072-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > This of course is trivial for an attacker to circumvent, the RPM database is
> > not really protected at all.
>
> Burn it on a CD-R along with your tripwire database as soon as you have
> installed and configured your system, but before you bring up the network
> connections or allow anyone to log in on the console. And make sure no
> hacker can swap the CD-R around for one of his own making after
> compromising your system... :o)
>
> Cheers!
> Yuri.

I used to have the plaintext file databases lying around in the system,
hidden a bit so that it isn't obvious that it's a bait. The encrypted file
was somewhere else on the system. A simple diff over the two files
revealed what could have been tempered around with. Came very handy at
times...

Roman.
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