chkrootkit must run as root. The simplest way is:
This will perform all tests. You can also specify only the tests you
want, as shown below:
Usage: ./chkrootkit [options] [testname ...]
-h show this help and exit
-V show version information and exit
-l show available tests
-q quiet mode
-x expert mode
-r dir use dir as the root directory
-p dir1:dir2:dirN path for the external commands used by chkrootkit
-n skip NFS mounted dirs
Where testname stands for one or more from the following list:
aliens asp bindshell lkm rexedcs sniffer w55808 wted scalper slapper
z2 chkutmp amd basename biff chfn chsh cron crontab date du dirname
echo egrep env find fingerd gpm grep hdparm su ifconfig inetd
inetdconf identd init killall ldsopreload login ls lsof mail mingetty
netstat named passwd pidof pop2 pop3 ps pstree rpcinfo rlogind rshd
slogin sendmail sshd syslogd tar tcpd tcpdump top telnetd timed
traceroute vdir w write
For example, the following command checks for trojaned ps and ls
binaries and also checks if the network interface is in promiscuous
# ./chkrootkit ps ls sniffer
The `-q' option can be used to put chkrootkit in quiet mode -- in
this mode only output messages with `infected' status are shown.
With the `-x' option the user can examine suspicious strings in the
binary programs that may indicate a trojan -- all the analysis is
left to the user.
Lots of data can be seen with:
# ./chkrootkit -x | more
Pathnames inside system commands:
# ./chkrootkit -x | egrep '^/'
chkrootkit uses the following commands to make its tests: awk, cut,
egrep, find, head, id, ls, netstat, ps, strings, sed, uname. It is
possible, with the `-p' option, to supply an alternate path to
chkrootkit so it won't use the system's (possibly) compromised
binaries to make its tests.
To use, for example, binaries in /cdrom/bin:
# ./chkrootkit -p /cdrom/bin
It is possible to add more paths with a `:'
# ./chkrootkit -p /cdrom/bin:/floppy/mybin
Sometimes is a good idea to mount the disk from a compromised machine
on a machine you trust. Just mount the disk and specify a new
rootdir with the `-r' option.
For example, suppose the disk you want to check is mounted under
# ./chkrootkit -r /mnt
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