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#1 2016-03-16 10:07:47

Zimbandrew
Member
Harare
2016-03-10
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Permanent server processes - convert.x

Hello

I have been notified by a host of the following:

We have detected that your hosting package (bsap.org) is running a permanent
server process. This is a process which runs continuously rather than
running only in response to web site hits. This may indicate that your
site has been compromised, in which case it may be distributing viruses
and/or attacking other sites on our servers.

Permanent server processes are against our terms, so scripting has been
disabled on this package, but FTP remains enabled.

The problem is occuring in in the www.bsap.org/piwigo/  gallery directories with a procedure named "convert.x" -  Is this a recognized element and should it be running as a permanent process?

Just how susceptible to hacking is Piwigo?

Piwigo version: 2.8.0
PHP version: 5.5.33
MySQL version: 5.5.47
Piwigo URL: http://www.bsap.org/piwigo/

Last edited by Zimbandrew (2016-03-16 10:09:00)

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#2 2016-03-16 11:23:48

flop25
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2006-07-06
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Re: Permanent server processes - convert.x

Hello

you should take a look atthreads about that

* [Forum, topic 21225] Using Piwigo causes my host to ban my IP for repeated access
* [Forum, topic 23547] Virtual memory spikes; shared hosting

basically that would happend to any decent gallery who tells to the server to generate resized pictures


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#3 2016-03-16 12:02:45

Zimbandrew
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Harare
2016-03-10
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Re: Permanent server processes - convert.x

Once again... Thanks for your response and the link.  I shall read that now.  I thought this may be the case.  The process seems to have been invoked by two large images... in particularly... not sure if that is pertinent, but I might resize them and re-load them.

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