Mysterious core.xxxx files (2 posts)

  1. katrina1
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Whenever someone I know installs wordpress, he keeps seeing these core.xxxx files and gets an internal server error. He has 3 domains on one hosting account and as soon as he installs wordpress on any of them, the files appear such as:

    core.7732 2444 k 0600
    core.8118 2448 k 0600
    core.8144 2440 k 0600
    core.8170 2448 k 0600
    core.8194 2440 k 0600

    He isn't uploading those files. Anyone know what is going on? Has he been exploited?

  2. Les Bessant
    keeper of the Tiggers
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Those look like "core dumps" - the server is crashing, basically.

    Your friend needs to contact his host for an answer to this one.

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