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Conor Wynne writes:
> > You might be jumping to conclusions. try running "chkrootkit"
> > www.chkrootkit.org
>> As I wrote that, I decided to install and run chkrootkit on my own
> websever. It resulted in:
>> Checking `lkm'... You have 4 process hidden for readdir command
> You have 4 process hidden for ps command
>> Googling gives me others similarly confused. I am still running 2.6.4 on
> this particular box, as it refused to boot into 2.6.6 rpm upgraded
> kernel via apt. Dunno why.
>> Now downgrading to kernel#2.4.22-1.2199.nptl and we shall see if she
> boots or not.
>> Is this box really trojaned or what?
nah -- chkrootkit has a crappy race condition that causes this.
- uses readdir() on /proc
- ...time passes...
- compares with "ps" output
- complains if they differ
depending on how much time passes in the second step, and if any
procs start/stop at that point, it may produce that warning.
not the cleverest. anyway, that one seems safe unless it repeatedly
gives that warning.
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