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I'm seeing some strange files in my geeklog install (1.6.1sr1) and am wondering if there is any utility to report any files that are not a part of geeklog in the geeklog directory structure?

I found two files in my 'backups' directory, one called include.php and report.php and a .htaccess file that basically says if you find a 404 error go to report.php
if i browse to report.php i get a server error, but if i browse to just the 'backups' directory i get a listing of my geeklog_db_backup* sql files that are in that directory. If i do 'less report.php' in a shell there isn't anything in the file, but it takes up space (and i don't have permission to delete them).

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-rw-r--r--  1 nobody   nobody     8672 Sep 23  2009 include.php
-rw-r--r--  1 nobody   nobody     9583 Sep 23  2009 report.php
-rw-r--r--  1 theoocom theoocom    481 Jun 21  2009 README
-rw-r--r--  1 nobody   nobody   396253 Jan  9  2008 geeklog_db_backup_2008_01_09_11_23_28.sql
d---------  2 root     root       4096 Jan 11  2007 damoon
-rw-r--r--  1 nobody   nobody   380845 Aug 27  2006 geeklog_db_backup_2006_08_27_22_19_21.sql
-rw-r--r--  1 theoocom theoocom 343284 Jun 17  2006 geeklog_db_backup_2006_06_17_11_55_26.sql
-rw-r--r--  1 nobody   nobody    96387 Jan 31  2005 geeklog_db_backup_2005_01_31.sql

Thanks for any help!

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Seems to be a hacker job

Could you look in your data, logs, and public_html/images directories if there is also strange php files?
What are the permissions for these directories?

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I see suspicious files in the data directory:

-rw-r--r-- 1 theoocom theoocom 122 Jun 21 2009 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 nobody nobody 8672 Sep 23 2009 common.php
-rw-r--r-- 1 nobody nobody 9583 Sep 23 2009 contacts.php

and logs directory:

-rwxrwxrwx 1 theoocom theoocom 3000 Jun 30 18:43 access.log
-rwxrwxrwx 1 theoocom theoocom 263643 Jul 1 05:25 error.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 nobody nobody 8672 Sep 23 2009 links.php
-rwxrwxrwx 1 theoocom theoocom 20 Jun 9 2005 spamx.log

permissions are wide open, and i dont think i would have ever set 777 on a directory

drwxrwxrwx 2 theoocom theoocom 4096 Jul 1 05:47 data
drwxrwxrwx 2 theoocom theoocom 4096 Jul 1 05:47 logs
drwxr-xr-x 9 theoocom theoocom 4096 Jun 24 11:53 images

It would be handy to have a feature of Geeklog that looked for suspicious files like these, as i dont know what files should be where.


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