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  • From: Lucky Leavell <susemisc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:53:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0404280942550.7344@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
OS: SuSE 9.0

This is a new FTP installation updated via YOU. During the install, one
non-root user was created and used successfully for about a week. First
sign of trouble: we couldn't login with error indicating an incorrect
password. AS root we reset the password and can now login on a character
screen but when logging in under KDE, receive the following error:

There was an error setting up inter-process communications with
KDE. The message returned by the system was:

Could not read network connection list

Please check that the dcopserver program is running.

A quick check of running processes shows no such process.

The KDE login fails and returns to a login screen. All other users can
login just fine.

Further, we tried removing this use and his home directory along with all
files/subdirectories but were unable to even list the following

cannot access /home/<user>/.qt (permission denied)
cannot access /home/<user>/.kde (permission denied)
cannot access /home/<user>/.wine (permission denied)
cannot access /home/<user>/Desktop (permission denied)

even as root.

Could this system have been hacked or compromised in some way? (How would
I go about checking this?) If so, what should we do about it?

(I did enable SuSEfirewall2 closing all ports to the outside world.)

Thank you,
Lucky Leavell

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