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MySQL Admin Account vanished???

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by knocx, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. knocx

    knocx Guest

    This morning i had found one of our servers PLESK login returning error like ;

    Unable to connect to database: saved admin password is incorrect. 0: /usr/local/psa/admin/auto_prepend/auth.php3:66 psaerror(string "Unable to connect to database: saved admin password is incorrect.")

    i had tried to reset the password but i realized that there were no users named admin.

    we had audit the server and couldnt find any compromise signatures.

    This is also interesting that if some one can found a way of priviledged access yo MySQL why on eath he would delete the user admin? Since after deletion he would not be able to access any mySQL relevant sources like PLESK , he could have logged in with this password...,

    Since this is an interesting problem and i had read similar post on the forum i wanted to share my experiences with you

    Any ideas comments are appreciated :)

    -- knocx
  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    But if someone did already break in, if they wanted information, they probably already got it, then deleted the admin account to wreak havok on your server, and of course your hosted domains.
  3. knocx

    knocx Guest

    i dont know .... i noticed 4-5 posts similar to ours, they also dont report any attack signatures.
  4. Mirco@

    Mirco@ Basic Pleskian

    Aug 1, 2001
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    knocx: what PSA version/build is in use?
  5. knocx

    knocx Guest

    it is 7.5.2