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Script to keep an eye on users shell activity.
Bid Request Id: 24566
Bookmark in my 'To Do' list
Posted by: ezweb (4 ratings)
(Software buyer rating 10)
Non-action Ratio: Very Good - 22.22%
Buyer Security Verifications: Good
Approved on: Aug 15, 2002
10:58:20 AM EDT
Bidding Closes: Oct 17, 2002
9:28:04 AM EDT
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100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
Max Accepted Bid: Bidding is closed
Project Type: Very Small Business Project: under $100 (USD)
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Perl, UNIX
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(0 active users at Jul 10, 2003 11:06:30 PM EDT)

Description:
I need a script to grep /home/*/.bash_history and look for keywords or other users usernames. If it finds one of the keywords/usernames email me and make a copy of the .bash_history file. This is what I see the script doing. 1. get a list of users from /etc/passwd 2. search for /home/eachuser/.bash_history 3. When it finds .bash_history grep it for each keyword and the other usernames. Basically looking for the other usernames to make sure they are not messing with other users files. I would also like it to take different actions when it finds different keywords. 1.So if it finds a keyword from this list it will: chsh <username> /bin/false 2. If it finds a keyword from this list it will: /scripts/suspendacct <username> 3. If found on this list it will just email. I would also like 3 to 5 more keyword lists that if the keyword is found it will run another script such as /scripts/something <username> This will give me options for the future. I will also need a place to put a list of usernames 1. not to check at all 2. to check but not chsh or suspend. 3. chsh if any keywords/usernames are found if the keyword is in the suspend list just suspend the account. 4. suspend if any keywords/usernames are found 5. A list of users who's .bash_history needs to be checked but don't check other users .bash_history for their username. If their username is "ls" it would be found in every .bash_history file. It needs to be easy to configure. Everything at the top of the script or a separate config file.

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9/15/2002


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Name   Bid Amount 
 
Date   Coder Rating  
Kingsley Turner
(2 ratings)
in Morisset, NSW
Australia
Bid id: 319,320
 
$20 (USD) Sep 23, 2002
12:24:28 AM EDT
 10
(Excellent)
   
Coded as defined with respect to user lists. For the keywords and actions, I have defined a single list of keyword and action pairs, so if keyword[N] is found perform action[N]. This system is mucher easier to extend than multiple lists of keywords, and you can easily upgrade the severity of a keyword without having to chop and change lists. I also pull the user's home directory from /etc/password rather than using a hardcoded /home/<user>. Written in 'use strict', beautifully commented Perl, where each action function is a seperate subroutine, e.g.: performSuspend(), performAction3(). My bid is particularly low so I get that all-important first review. I can supply an incomplete version of the script for preview purposes if ncessary. thanks, -Kingsley Turner
 
 
 
 
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