All of a sudden, gnome-terminal on Fedora core 2 was acting really strange. It was slow to open, slow to type, slow to close. Found a bug doc on redhat’s site although it was an older distro.
Eh, it’s worth a shot. Searched for the rpm on rpmfind.net.
Fedora ships with vte-0.11.10-5.1. So I upgraded vte with [root@fedora2 root]# rpm -Uvh [URL from rpmfind.net just like usual. The upgrade completed and immediately afterwards, gnome-terminal opened quickly again. I surprised that I didn’t have to restart X or log out of Gnome etc. Whatever was broken must have not been cached or in memory.
I guess I’m used to network type services like bind where you edit _something _and restart _something _and then the _something _works again. :)
/tmp is writable for the apache user. Someone exploited some bad code and uploaded an IRC bot on Aug 09. It’s not running now and we did a test to see if ./mech could be run. It didn’t start.
We fixed the PHPix code to check for system escapable characters. PHPix really should have done this from the start. Goes to show you that security really goes out the window with freeware and lots of services running.
[Mon Aug 09 05:39:42 2004] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] File does not exist: /var/www/jonhammond/docs/albums/generated/Misc/Other/dogs__scaled_cd , referer: http://jonhammond.com/albums/?mode=view&album=Misc%2FOther&pic=dogs.jpg&
[Mon Aug 09 12:12:42 2004] [error] [client 126.96.36.199] File does not exist: /var/www/jonhammond/docs/albums/generated/Misc/Virginia/matt__scaled_cd , referer: http://jonhammond.com/albums/?mode=view&album=Misc%2F
Wasn’t a big deal, the IRC bot didn’t run because apache’s shell is /bin/false. (I shouldn’t be telling you all this) I’m still researching what emech is, how IRC bots work and if I can lock down apache anymore.