Notes on a web journey

posted on: 28 July 2005

XMLRPC script exploited

filed under: @ 09:38:14 by 7colors

Yesterday, after having covered a few thousand kilometers, I arrive back home and get online. I go to my home page (this one, the log) and all I can see is:

Un-Root - fernando em sua homenagem rs

I send an email to my host (dreamhost) and as usual I got a very fast reply from them:

That's all that is in your index.php file. It looks like it was modified yesterday at 1:30pm PDT. It looks like someone exploited your xmlrpc.php script.

What's the point ? If Fernando is having fun like that, I think Fernando has very little to do. He must have skills (I wouldn't know how to do something like that) so why not use them for something useful ? As far as I'm concerned I will go and find out about xmlrpc so maybe Fernando has done something useful after all, “teaching&8221; me a new thing.

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