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Re: Chkrootkit messages ?

David Timms wrote:
Bob Goodwin wrote:

This is a fairly new FC5 installation, new ISP, and new wireless router system, all together adding up to numerous possibilities for errors. I installed and ran "chkrootkit" this morning with the following result and don't know how to deal with it? Any suggestions appreciated.

Checking `asp'... not infected
Checking `bindshell'... not infected
Checking `lkm'... You have     1 process hidden for readdir command
You have     1 process hidden for ps command
chkproc: Warning: Possible LKM Trojan installed
I get:
Checking `lkm'... chkproc: nothing detected

Checking `chkutmp'... The tty of the following user process(es) were not found
in /var/run/utmp !
! RUID          PID TTY    CMD
! root         2301 tty7   X :0 -auth /root/.serverauth.2284
chkutmp: nothing deleted
rkhunter and possibly chkrootkit have not been modified to take into account the FC5 norms (I think).

I scanned from "/" with f-prot yesterday and there were no indications of "infection."
The point of a rootkit is that any command / program could no longer be trusted: eg scanner asks OS: "open file x to check if its a got a virus" OS responds with "data" - but it is not the real data inside the file.

I've got the following installed:

Is your chkrootkit the same version ?

It think it's worth installing rkhunter (either from core or extras - I've forgotten) for a second opinion.



Installed "rkhunter" via yum and ran it, it seemed to say the check for "LKM" was ok?
But reported the following:


* Filesystem checks
  Checking /dev for suspicious files...                      [ OK ]
  Scanning for hidden files...                               [ Warning! ]
/dev/.udev  /usr/share/man/man1/..1.gz  /etc/.pwd.lock /etc/.java
Please inspect: /dev/.udev (directory) /usr/share/man/man1/..1.gz (gzip compressed data, from Unix, max compression) /etc/.java (directory)

[Press <ENTER> to continue]


And finally it reports:

---------------------------- Scan results ----------------------------

MD5 compared: 0
Incorrect MD5 checksums: 0

File scan
Scanned files: 342
Possible infected files: 0

Application scan
Scanning took 311 seconds
------------------- Mon, 01 May 2006 10:08:02 -0400 -------------------

Of course I'm not certain of the validity of either check when chkrootkit and rkhunter are installed "after the fact?"


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