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understanding chkrootkit and rkhunter logs May 08 2007 09:56AM
acattelan gmail com

I'm sorry for asking a totally newbie question but I haven't found an answer to this. I'm really curious and concerned about what is reported by the chkrootkit and rkhunter on my Debian Etch home server.

Here's what I get when I run them:


Searching for suspicious files and dirs, it may take a while...



Checking `sniffer'... lo: not promisc and no packet sniffer sockets

eth0: PACKET SNIFFER(/sbin/dhclient[2181])

In the system mail I also get this:


The following suspicious files and directories were found:



eth0: PACKET SNIFFER(/sbin/dhclient[2136])

RKHUNTER reports this:

* Filesystem checks

Checking /dev for suspicious files... [ OK ]

Scanning for hidden files... [ Warning! ]


/etc/.pwd.lock /dev/.static





Please inspect: /dev/.static (directory) /dev/.udev (directory) /dev/.initramfs (directory)

Is this something to be worried about? How can I investigate further into these two issues?



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