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Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Chuck Anderson
Default Help with AVC messages

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 02:15:50PM -0800, Kristen R wrote:
> Last night I had a users website hacked. The hacker then tried to use httpd to
> access /etc files and directorys, as well as the root directory. SELinux
> saved my system.


> I need to make a complaint to the ISP who is providing for this offender. I
> have http access logs and error logs but they don't show very much. Other
> then access which was valid (well, not valid) and 2 entries in the error log.
> Is there a way I can correlate the AVC denials with the malious attacker? The
> AVC messages do not have time stamps or IP addresses attached to them.

There are timestamps on the AVCs, but they are encoded as
time-since-UNIX-epoch in seconds. You can convert them to human
readble and also narrow down the results with ausearch.

All results, human readable:

ausearch -i

Other options are documented in ausearch(8)

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