checking for exploits on a server: my first bash script.
well, this script was inspired by another script, but i've modified this to send email results and do a few other things, so i'm quite proud of the accomplishment.
the script (exploitcheck.sh) appears below. you can copy and paste this code snippet to a file with an .sh extension.
this is a good shell script for use with linux environments where apache or the www user stores a lot of files in the typical directories (e.g. /tmp, /dev/shm, etc. it checks to see if anything abnormal is there and sends you the results when executed.
i've put this in my /etc/cron.daily to make sure that it runs on a regular basis.
make sure to change the variables and chmod 755 exploitcheck.sh when you store it on your server.