Rootkit warning message - a question

  • Posted January 5, 2014


Should I be worried about this message from rkhunter?

Warning: The following processes are using deleted files: Process: /usr/sbin/mysqld PID: 723 File: /tmp/ibbHqlhP Process: /usr/bin/python2.7 PID: 8085 File: /usr/bin/python2.7

Many thanks in advance.


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Hi Kamil, <br> <br>No, This is a pretty fresh droplet. Only added mod-security and denyhosts, then rkhunter and clamav (but clam was installed after the rootkit scan).

<pre>Process: /usr/sbin/mysqld PID: 723 File: /tmp/ibbHqlhP </pre> <br>That’s fine, MySQL writes temporary tables to /tmp. <br><pre>Process: /usr/bin/python2.7 PID: 8085 File: /usr/bin/python2.7</pre> <br>It seems like the python2.7 executable was replaced—have you upgraded python recently?