Question

Rootkit warning message - a question

Hi,

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.


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

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?