[Chugalug] /var/log/messages not sorted correctly

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 19:39:01 UTC 2012


Sounds compromised, either way seems like its going to need to be re-done,
so might as well push the client onto a more supportable back end
On Nov 10, 2012 2:30 PM, "David White" <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I inherited the task to support a large website running on a cPanel server
> (I hate cpanel and refuse to touch it as much as possible) that is hosted
> and managed by a different company (not me).
>
> After today, it might be time for me to convince the site owners to switch
> to me. =)
>
> Anyone ever heard of a CentOS /var/log/messages file showing entries that
> are completely (and randomly) out of order?
>
> I've engaged the web hosting provider, as the website is currently giving
> off 500s. I manually went through the access_log, and discovered it has
> been that way since a little after 1:45am this morning.
>
> /var/log/messages look fine before and after a chunk of time in that
> range, but right around thing, things look really screwed up.
>
> I'm thinking either...
> * cPanel sucks
> * This server has been compromised (good thing I took backups of
> everything just about a week ago)
> * Both
>
> Thoughts?
>
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