[sf-lug] Hacked RHEL4/PHP4 server

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu May 22 11:36:04 PDT 2008

Quoting Kristian Erik Hermansen (kristian.hermansen at gmail.com):

> /me wonders if a clever attacker could corrupt the infected file
> system in such a way that when mounted on the "clean" system, it also
> becomes infected :-)

Not except on operating systems that need to run code in the boot
sector (etc.) of target operating systems merely to mount them.  Legacy
MacOS was one such -- leading to some clever malware.  Unixes, however,
are not, not even (to the best of my understanding) OS X.

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