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Re: [suse-security] compromised?
  • From: Chris Donaldson <serlin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2003 16:04:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <3FA41FE5.7000207@xxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: Kastus <NOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003 01:06:37 -0800
Subject: Re: [suse-security] compromised?

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 03:53:01AM -0500, Chris Donaldson wrote:

Kastus wrote:


I just received a james virus message originated at (
I checked both mail log and firewall log, connection was from

Did anybody else receive that? Does it mean that was compromised?

Generally that just means someone just spoofed the from header on the
email and not comprimised anything... It's a pretty simple process

spammers have a habit of doing it fairly regularly.

Spoofing the header is one thing, but spoofing source IP address in TCP connection is a different thing. Please read my post again.

In my case, the TCP connection to port 25 was coming from, which resolves to

This fact raised my suspicions. It means either that DNS is
or host is compromised.

Thanks, -Kastus

Ahhh sorry I misread... Or rather was overtired and didn't read. In either case that it definately bizarre.


I have to agree with Kastus. I also received one of these and it went ot
my home address which is given out very little. One case of it being used
was for the purchase of the 9.0 upgrade. Seems rather strange that the site comes up in the email AND names of suse users or purchasers.

Ken Schneider

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