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OpenBB been hacked - help needed



6:21 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A friend running OpenBB 1.5 has had their message board hacked. I've been pointed in the direction of these boards for possible help.

Would really appreciate any pointers in getting it fixed. The board now reads: Hacked by Kinr (Russia).



7:23 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome. The answer to your question can be pretty complex.

It would be very helpful to know how the system has been comprimised. Has the intruder gained root access (to the operating system) or has an OpenBB vulnerability been utilized (or both)? What was the exploit? Check the logs and search for descriptions of OpenBB exploits. In the meantime, your friend should take the machine off line. In the end, it will probably need to be scrubbed and everything installed from scratch (after you've found out what hole to plug).

Hope this helps you get started.



7:28 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Rharri,

I'll point them to here in case they want to follow up on the details direct.


1:26 am on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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there seems to be a recent SQL injuection exploit for OpenBB

Exploit PoC:


3:41 am on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Try looking in a search engine for the term openbb. In the search I did 5 out of the top 10 results were about security problems. Seems like the fix might be to get another bb program.


12:29 pm on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the pointers. The problem is now fixed (the person running the server kept a backup), but useful info in case it happens again.

I agree by the way that they should look to installing a better board in the long run.


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