Just in case anyone else needs to know - there's an exploit 'in the wild'
for Trixbox (which is CentOS based) that allows malicious code to be
installed on a server. I discovered that one of my Trixbox servers was
running 3 instances of a perl-based IRC botnet process called httpdse and
this was pegging the CPU at 100%.
Notes, comments, removal instructions, patches etc. here: