Setting up RKhunter on a Linux box and setup a Cron Job for rootkits

This on is quite easy, I use it all the time at work. How to install rkhunter!

Login to your server (via SSH and su to root)

cd /usr/local/src/

Go here and find the latest version.. Right now the latest version is 1.4.2

Download RKHunter

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/rkhunter/rkhunter/1.4.2/rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz?r=&ts=1437775186&use_mirror=netcologne

Extract files

tar -xzvf rkhunter*

cd rkhunter*

./installer.sh --install

Thats the section on how to install rkhunter done, next on to some things that will help you using rkhunter.

Daily reports using a cronjob

setup RKHunter to e-mail you you daily scan reports.

vi /etc/cron.daily/rkhunter.sh

Add the following

#!/bin/bash /usr/local/bin/rkhunter -c --cronjob 2>&1 |

mail -s "RKhunter Scan Details" replace-this@with-your-email.com

Replace the e-mail above with your e-mail!! It is best to send the e-mail to an e-mail off-site so that if the box IS compromised the hacker can’t erase the scan report unless he hacks another server too.

chmod +x /etc/cron.daily/rkhunter.sh

Next, update rkhunter so that all the components are the latest versions

rkhunter --update

Then you can run a scan against your system

rkhunter -c --sk --display-logfile

Once the scan completes you can go through the list produced and fix the various things!

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