false positives on 12.04.1

Asked by Jonathan D on 2012-12-28

rkhunter, even after setting everything I can in the /etc/rkhunter.conf config file still reports

Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev
Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.blkid.tab: ASCII text
Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.blkid.tab.old: ASCII text
Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.initramfs: symbolic link to `/run/initramfs'

running
3.2.0-34-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 10:48:16 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

rkhunter:
Rootkit Hunter 1.3.8

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

How do I fix this?

without a solution, I'm going to edit the crontab and grep out these errors.

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2012-12-29
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2012-12-29

rebooting got rid of both .blkid.tab entries as per
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rkhunter/+question/98038

(IMO) with production servers, rebooting is not really an acceptable solution for this, it's a workaround, especially if they come back each time blkid is run.

still remaining are:
Warning: Hidden directory found: /dev/.udev
Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.initramfs: symbolic link to `/run/initramfs'

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Yes , this is a known bug with rkhunter.. we cannot solve it here , developers will handle this..

Here is the bug : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rkhunter/+bug/219840

We cannot do much , just know that is a bug and is false alarm.

Thanks

P.S : Do not forget to hit the button "Yes it affects me" in the bug page. (it matters for the heat to go UP)

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