Why am I getting error message via cron relating to apt-xapian-index? Does it provide a -backdoor- into my website?

August 27, 2017 949 views
WordPress Security Debian Applications

My concern is that this is software that enables remote access to parts of my website. Possibly part of a plugin from WordPress. Here is the message mailed to me from my domain. I have a very uncomfortable feeling about it.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index", line 108, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/axi/indexer.py", line 744, in rebuild
    self.buildIndex(dbdir, generator)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/axi/indexer.py", line 707, in buildIndex
    db = xapian.WritableDatabase(pathname, xapian.DB_CREATE_OR_OVERWRITE)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xapian/__init__.py", line 4304, in __init__
xapian.DatabaseLockError: Unable to get write lock on /var/cache/apt-xapian-index/index.3: Couldn't fork: Cannot allocate memory
run-parts: /etc/cron.weekly/apt-xapian-index exited with return code 1

PS. Just because I am paranoid does NOT mean someone is trying to get me.
Cheers WebFish, ianm

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