rkhunter - Host-based tool to scan for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository Repoforge (RPMforge) i386
Package filename rkhunter-1.4.0-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm
Package name rkhunter
Package version 1.4.0
Package release 1.el6.rf
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category Applications/System
Homepage http://www.rootkit.nl/projects/rootkit_hunter.html
License GPL
Maintainer -
Download size 157.76 KB
Installed size 687.62 KB
Rootkit Hunter scans files and systems for known and unknown rootkits,
backdoors, and sniffers.  The package contains one shell script, a few
text-based databases, and optional Perl modules.  It should run on almost
every Unix clone.  This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local
exploits by running tests like:
MD5 hash compare,
Look for default files used by rootkits,
Wrong file permissions for binaries,
Look for suspected strings in LKM and KLD modules,
Look for hidden files,
Optional scan within plaintext and binary files,
Software version checks and
Application tests


Package Version Architecture Repository
rkhunter-1.4.6-1.el6.noarch.rpm 1.4.6 noarch EPEL
rkhunter-1.4.6-1.el6.noarch.rpm 1.4.6 noarch EPEL
rkhunter-1.4.0-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 1.4.0 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
rkhunter-1.3.8-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 1.3.8 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
rkhunter-1.3.8-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 1.3.8 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
rkhunter-1.3.6-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 1.3.6 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
rkhunter-1.3.6-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm 1.3.6 noarch Repoforge (RPMforge)
rkhunter - - -


Name Value
/usr/bin/perl -
binutils -
config(rkhunter) = 1.4.0-1.el6.rf
coreutils -
e2fsprogs -
findutils -
grep -
iproute -
lsof -
mailx -
mktemp -
modutils -
net-tools -
perl -
perl(File::stat) -
perl(Getopt::Long) -
perl(IO::Socket) -
perl(strict) -
perl(vars) -
prelink -
procps -
wget -


Name Value
config(rkhunter) = 1.4.0-1.el6.rf
rkhunter = 1.4.0-1.el6.rf


Type URL
Mirror ftp.tu-chemnitz.de
Binary Package rkhunter-1.4.0-1.el6.rf.noarch.rpm
Source Package rkhunter-1.4.0-1.el6.rf.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest rpmforge-release rpm from
  2. Install rpmforge-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release*rpm
  3. Install rkhunter rpm package:
    # yum install rkhunter




2012-04-30 - David Hrbáč <david@hrbac.cz> - 1.4.0-1
- new upstream release
2010-11-17 - Steve Huff <shuff@vecna.org> - 1.3.8-1
- Updated to version 1.3.8.
2010-05-31 - Christoph Maser <cmaser@gmx.de> - 1.3.6-1
- Updated to version 1.3.6.
2009-05-05 - Christoph Maser <cmr@financial.com> - 1.3.4-1
- Updated to release 1.3.4.
2008-12-23 - Christoph Maser <cmr@financial.com> - 1.3.2-1
- Updated to release 1.3.2.
- Use --layout RPM from installer.sh.
- Patch installer to use "/usr" prefix in RPM mode.
2007-05-17 - Dag Wieers <dag@wieers.com> - 1.2.9-2
- Fixed the INSTALLDIR location in rkhunter.conf. (Phil Schaffner)
- ...
- Changelog trimmed, see http://svn.rpmforge.net/svn/trunk/rpms/rkhunter/rkhunter.spec

See Also

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