[Slackbuilds-users] Rkhunter 1.3.8 breaks due to the update to file 5.09

Black Rider black_rider at esdebian.org
Mon Oct 17 01:28:17 UTC 2011


The last update of the file app in Slackware 13.37 triggers a very
nasty false positive in rkhunter 1.3.8.

The bug is the same that is shown here:

The Debian team claims to have fixed the bug by applying a patch from

I post this because I spent half an hour comparing my running system
with an old backup and trying to detect the "rootkit" that was
triggering the alarm. Others will live better if I warn them first.
May I suggest the maintainer of the SlackBuild to consider fixing this
the same way?
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 836 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/attachments/20111017/a9450eb1/attachment.asc>

More information about the SlackBuilds-users mailing list