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Old 6th November 2011, 02:42
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Default How could my apache server respond to yahoo request?

I noticed this in my httpd error_log:

access_log:31.7.59.132 - - [05/Nov/2011:20:18:26 -0400] "GET http://www.yahoo.com/bin/hostname HTTP/1.0" 404 210 "-" "-"

The ip address does not belong to me, and I cannot figure out how my server could receive this request. Do I have a security hole. The same ip address made the same query several times in before. For now I am banning this ip from my server.

Any ideas?

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Old 6th November 2011, 19:59
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I guess the attacker has modified his hosts file so that www.yahoo.com points to your server. Not sure why, though.
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