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Old 09-29-2004, 05:44 AM   #1
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chkrootkit problem (port 465 infected)

I ran chkrootkit and i got the following warning :

Checking `bindshell'... INFECTED (PORTS: 465)

I 've checked and this port is used by SMTP over SSL

Is this a false alarm, and how can i check

I only new package which was installed on my machine was IScan from trend Micro.


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Old 09-30-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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If you're running PortSentry/klaxon or another program that binds itself to unused ports probably chkrootkit will give you a false positive on the bindshell test (ports 114/tcp, 465/tcp, 511/tcp, 1008/tcp, 1524/tcp, 1999/tcp, 3879/tcp, 4369/tcp, 5665/tcp, 10008/tcp, 12321/tcp, 23132/tcp, 27374/tcp, 29364/tcp, 31336/tcp, 31337/tcp, 45454/tcp, 47017/tcp, 47889/tcp, 60001/tcp).
it's question #7 in the FAQ on the front page...


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