[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#403863: Cron <root@stfu> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily

Binzberger Viktor bviktor-nos_pam-- at freemail.hu
Sun Mar 25 11:05:23 CET 2007

Dear all,

I'm using Etch, and among others, I use tiger + chkrootkit to keep track 
of potential problems on my servers. I consider this to be a pretty 
standard configuration. The problem is that I get the following false 
positive alarms every day from chkrootkit:

The following suspicious files and directories were found:

Now this means that your approach is inconsistent with the use of 
standard security tools within the same distribution. I'd like to ask 
you to EITHER reconsider this strange new policy of putting hidden files 
under /lib OR provide and maintain a patched version of chrootkit in the 
distribution . Please, understand that I _don't_ want to recompile 
chkrootkit, and also don't want to write a wrapper around it to supress 
these messages, and I suspect that I'm not alone with this desire.


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