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rayj00
January 9th, 2007, 11:31 PM
I am doing security testing on a product that is using Ubuntu 6.10.
It a hugely gutted in that most if not all of the normal linux commands
are not available. Logged in as admin, if I do an "ls" command, I only
see a few files. No directories. I cannot do a "cd /". It echos an error
message. What I'm looking for is the password file, but I can't get to
the /etc directory.....

My question is: Is there a backdoor or some kernel level commands
available?

Thanks.

Ray

meng
January 9th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Perhaps you should boot a LiveCD and use that to mount the partition so that you can examine it.

Tomosaur
January 9th, 2007, 11:33 PM
strange, what's the product?

rayj00
January 9th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Actually, it's Extreme Networks XOS.......

pmasiar
January 10th, 2007, 02:54 AM
I am doing security testing on a product ...Is there a backdoor or some kernel level commands available?

is it just me who finds it funny? If you are doing security testing, *you* should be *answering* security questions, and not *asking* them? :evil:

Nothing personal, I just found it funny.

rayj00
January 10th, 2007, 04:52 PM
is it just me who finds it funny? If you are doing security testing, *you* should be *answering* security questions, and not *asking* them? :evil:

Nothing personal, I just found it funny.

You're absolutely right. However I have no experience with Ubuntu and just thought
I'd try to speed up my investigation a little as time is of the essence....

After all, that's what the web is all about!!! Seek and ye may find!!!

Tomosaur
January 10th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Ubuntu is generally considered extremely secure. I'm not aware of any vulnerabilities that aren't down to user-error - the default Ubuntu install is virtually impossible to compromise unless you have direct access to the machine (ie, you're sitting down in front of it). If you manage to find a way of compromising an Ubuntu box, I'm sure people'd be very interested :)