SSH Problem?? - HELP

Dickie Bradford dbradford at
Mon Sep 10 22:49:38 EST 2007

Hi I am not sure if I have found a bug or exploit or what I have found, but
here is an entry I found in my secure logs multiple times

Sep  9 17:00:44 www webmin[8685]: Non-existent login as a a 1 new 1234567890
root from

and I have also found a user root at notty logged in,  I have disabled sshd for
now until i find out whats going on, could anyone please tell me if this is
a bug or exploit and if so, how to avoid it.

My System is Mandrake 10.1
OpenSSH_4.3p1, OpenSSL 0.9.7d 17 Mar 2004

Anything else that i can provide to help?


Dickie Bradford
(A)bort, (R)etry, (S)mack the @#$&*~ thing!

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