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Apache mod_rootme Backdoor

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Detect mod_rootme Backdoor

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote system appears to be running the mod_rootme module,
this module silently permits a user to gain a root shell access
to the machine via HTTP requests.

Solution:
- Remove the mod_rootme module from httpd.conf/modules.conf
- Consider reinstalling the computer, as it is likely to have been
compromised by an intruder

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Noam Rathaus and upgraded (15.03.2005) by Alexei Chicheev for mod_rootme v.0.3 detection

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