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The PBS Hack

As told by LulzSec.


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PBS.org hacked and it was not done by SQL. Here are notes:

- PBS.org was not owned by SQL, although to make things faster/easier for us we used Havij to dump db/tables in a nice html format. So what we used havij? You lamers could have havij/pangolin/sqlmap/nmap/metasploit/and all exploits in the world compiled on one box and you still can't own shit. umadbro?

- PBS.org was owned via a 0day we discovered in mt4 aka MoveableType 4.

- Once on the boxES, we uploaded php shell.

- Once we got access to php shell, we rooted the ancient pbs.org boxes AKA 2.4.21 kernels and 2.6.18 fro 2008.

Linux httpd27 2.4.21-37.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Sep 7 13:28:55 EDT 2005 i686

- We rooted the boxes. We did not destroy the boxes or content. No rm's. We did not take over the homepage of pbs.org although we could have. You know what you call that? class.

We owned network internally thanks to password-reuse by ssh users a la:

$ cat /etc/passwd
[ parsed out garbage users ]
netmgr:x:98:99:Netmgr:/home/netmgr:
tomcatmail:x:1008:98::/home/tomcatmail:/bin/bash
interch:x:1009:1009:Interchange User:/home/interch:/bin/bash
teachermail:x:1003:100:TeacherSource Mailing Lists:/home/teachermail:/bin/bash
#cramer:x:508:500:Mike Cramer:/export/home/cramer:/bin/bash
gebhardt:x:1010:500::/home/gebhardt:/bin/bash
markle:x:506:10:Backup Administrator:/home/markle:/bin/bash
zopeuser:x:4000:4000::/shark/apps/pbs/zope/home:/bin/bash
loker:x:4002:4002::/home/loker:/bin/bash
engelson:x:1015:500:Drew Engelson:/home/engelson:/bin/bash
responder:x:4004:4004::/home/responder:/bin/bash
statred:x:4005:4005::/home/statred:/bin/bash
mysql:x:4006:4006::/home/mysql:/bin/false
krang:x:4007:4007::/home/krang:/bin/bash
smmsp:x:4008:4008::/var/spool/mqueue:/sbin/nologin
jdroberts:x:1016:500:Jeremy D. Roberts:/home/jdroberts:/bin/bash
nci:x:4009:4009::/home/nci:/bin/bash
nbstrite:x:4014:500:Nowell Strite:/home/nbstrite:/bin/bash
srrider:x:4015:500:Shawn Rider:/home/srrider:/bin/bash
rpm:x:37:37:Readded by Alex Loker 4-27-07:/var/lib/rpm:/sbin/nologin
chnordholm:x:4018:500:Cameron Nordholm:/home/chnordholm:/bin/bash
rrshrotriya:x:4020:4020::/home/rrshrotriya:/bin/bash
cfelline:x:4021:500:Cosimo Felline:/home/cfelline:/bin/bash
paweston:x:4022:4022::/home/paweston:/bin/bash
sol:x:4025:4025::/home/sol:/bin/bash
kjdykes:x:4026:500:Ken Dykes:/home/kjdykes:/bin/bash
newshour:x:4033:4033::/home/newshour:/bin/bash
msgarcia:x:4037:500:Mary Hope Garcia:/home/msgarcia:/bin/bash
balvarez:x:4040:4040:Betty Alvarez:/home/balvarez:/bin/bash
dhaggerty:x:4042:4042:Dan Haggerty PBS Vote 2008 Video Producer:/home/dhaggerty:/bin/bash
thossain:x:4045:4045:Tareque Hossain:/home/thossain:/bin/bash
meschoch:x:4047:4047:Matt Schoch:/home/meschoch:/bin/bash
rscox:x:4048:500:Ron Cox:/home/rscox:/bin/bash
twcrenshaw:x:4049:500:CAT - Thomas Crenshaw:/home/twcrenshaw:/bin/bash
arbaroch:x:4052:4052:PBSi - Amy Baroch:/home/arbaroch:/bin/bash
sdeng:x:4053:4053:CAT - Sam Deng:/home/sdeng:/bin/bash
rmolguin:x:4153:4153:CAT - Renzo Olguin:/home/rmolguin:/bin/bash
PEMST:x:4154:4154:ShopPBS Sales Site Login:/home/shoppbs:/bin/false
dwvanhorn:x:4155:4155::/home/dwvanhorn:/bin/bash
tnetayavichitr:x:4156:4055:Tanya Netayavichitr - Updates Press Releases:/home/tnetayavichitr:/bin/bash
pjsteele:x:4159:3000:Intern - Patrick Steele:/home/pjsteele:/bin/bash
jlhuls:x:4160:3002:Jen Huls - GA Designer:/home/jlhuls:/bin/bash
git:x:100:100:git version control:/home/git:/bin/bash
ionelmc:x:4161:4161::/home/ionelmc:/bin/false
mpjones:x:4162:3002::/home/mpjones:/bin/bash
teacherline:x:4163:4163::/home/teacherline:/bin/bash
kmarkle:x:4164:4164::/home/kmarkle:/bin/bash
rtford:x:4165:4165::/home/rtford:/bin/bash
emroman:x:4166:4166::/home/emroman:/bin/bash
pigs:x:4167:4167:PIGS deployer:/shark/producers01/pigs/:/bin/bash
nkocak:x:4168:4168::/home/nkocak:/bin/bash
hagerman:x:4169:4169::/home/hagerman:/bin/bash
magraham:x:4170:4170:Matthew Graham - PBS Parents:/home/magraham:/bin/bash
jyu:x:4171:4171::/home/jyu:/bin/bash
ekim:x:4172:4172:Eugene Kim (PBS Parents consultant):/home/ekim:/bin/bash
lcraciun:x:4173:4173::/home/lcraciun:/bin/bash
mstuparu:x:4174:4174::/home/mstuparu:/bin/bash

Fuck Frontline. Free Bradley Manning.

And to everyone else:

UMADBRO:D

See Also
Rixstep Heroes Banquet: LulzSec
Rixstep Heroes Banquet: The Lulz Boat

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