Mark boxend at redtick.homeunix.com
Tue Aug 17 08:46:14 PDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 11:17:46AM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Mark <boxend at redtick.homeunix.com> writes:
> > I've beend getting the sshd login attempts, like everyone else so I've been 
> > watching the logs close, this is the first time to see this item in /var/log/messages. 
> > Aug 14 04:15:00 chillico su: _secure_path: /nonexistent/.login_conf is not owned by uid 65534
> The machine doesn't have a '/nonexistent/' directory, does it?  
> It is important security-wise that such a directory must *not* exist.

 It was there but is now gone. 
> > I've looked in the passwd file and groups, there is not a uid of 65534 listed.
> There *should* be; it's "nobody".  And it shouldn't be in the wheel group.

 You are right nobody does have that uid and it's not in the wheel group.
> > I installed rsync last week to backup some windows computers during the weekend, this would have been
> > during one of the backups, but the other five would have triggered the same msg, just thinking outloud here.
> Unless /nonexistent got created during the process...

thanks, After deleteing the nonexistent dir, I thought about the creation date and time stamp. =( 


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