[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#403863: chkrootkit and false positive dot-files

Burkhard reisswolf_nospam at otzenpunkrock.de
Wed Jan 16 07:55:49 UTC 2008

Wouldn't it be possible to patch chkrootkit not to ignore certain
hidden files/dirs in every case, but only if they are empty?

I don't see how an empty dot-file could be a useful part of a rootkit,
and neither an empty directory or one that contains nothing more than
other empty files.

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