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Old 12-23-2004, 01:42 AM   #1
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A new worm is playing havoc with certain Web sites by exploiting a security hole in PHPbb, a popular program used to create Internet forums, several security firms warned Tuesday.

Reston, Va.-based iDefense reported more than 38,000 sites had been compromised since this morning. Ken Dunham, the company'* director of malicious code, said the worm may be exploiting a recent SQL injection vulnerability for phpBB 2.0.10 reported on Nov. 29. "If that is the case, this worm was rapidly authored and deployed, just a few weeks following the vulnerability announcement," he said in a prepared statement.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5499725.html

http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/...ntyworm_1.html

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...036174,00.html

http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/perl.santy.htm
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this is why teuobk(sp) upgraded the phpBB version to phpbb 2.0.11

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I did this to the SEBC (upgraded), but it is down right now, so it doesnt matter.
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this is why teuobk(sp) upgraded the phpBB version to phpbb 2.0.11

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Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 2001-2004 phpBB Group
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2002-2005 BonnevilleClub.com (Webmaster)
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This site is not associated with GM
I did this to the SEBC (upgraded), but it is down right now, so it doesnt matter.
It was worth the shot lol
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Weird, becuase I had to just find my password to this board because they forgot it...

offtopic....
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Yes, the board was patched before the worm'* debut.

As for the recent problems: I didn't observe them. Can somebody fill me in on exactly what problem they observed?
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phpBB error: could not connect to database...site was slow and couldnt reach it. i think a db backup was happing, from what Jr's3800 told me.
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Weird, becuase I had to just find my password to this board because they forgot it...

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Custom... Did you paint your car? it looks great.
Thanks! I just painted the hood and front bumper late August.
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No, it was not a db backup. Judging from the log files, it looks like the SQL server hit its maximum connection count at around 10:30 CST this evening. Connections started being refused, causing some errors.

The massive delays durring posting came about because the necessary tables were locked for massive amounts of time (like 60+ minutes) by other queries. That caused a backlog of waiting queries, which quickly used up all available connections.

This might be related to the search function. As a side note, the method that phpBB uses to implement search REALLY REALLY sucks. I'm working on a different coding project for the board right now, but my next endeavor might be to reimplement the search function in a more sane manner.

Does the 10:30pm - 11:30pm CST timeframe sound correct?

Thanks for your patience,

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yep...here'* a suggestion for the search thing...make it omit words like bonneville, pontiact, club, ect.. If you go to the phpbb site, they did that because they would have the same problem with people including words that brought back major results, loading the server up. hope that helps Jeff.
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Does the 10:30pm - 11:30pm CST timeframe sound correct?
That sounds right. The site was really slow to respond and when I posted it didnt say I was the latest poster on the Index page, but my post was there.
Everything is working fine now so now worries.
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