Re: chkrootkit output

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Alan Cox wrote:
On Tue, 08 May 2012 10:46:13 -0600
JD<jd1008@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:

Searching for Suckit rootkit... Warning: /sbin/init INFECTED

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 May  8 10:19 /sbin/init ->  ../bin/systemd
rwxr-x-r-x    1 root root 917320 Apr 17 01:50 /bin/systemd
$ sha256sum /bin/systemd

Is chkrootkit confused?

Yes and no. It correctly detects that your /sbin/init is something hideous
and nasty, but fails to realise that it's something hideous and nasty that
Fedora ships 8)

In all seriousness its a bug in chkrootkit, which has been reported
repeatedly and ignored repeatedly. It treats the linked /sbin/init as
suspicious because some rootkits did exactly that.

Nothing encourages disregarding warnings like a daily false alarm. It's a shame, but I but lots of people ignore or disable it because of that.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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