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Re: rootkit not found by rkhunter

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 09:08:31AM +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> > You need to make sure that the machine actually gets rebooted when
> > security updates are made.
> I thought for security fixes in modules it's enough to update/replace
> the module. Isn't it?

No.  If the module is already loaded in memory, then overwriting the
file isn't going to help.  The vulnerability is in memory.  Of course,
if the module is not actually loaded, then ovewriting the file is OK.


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