Dear readers of debian-security
I have just released debcheckroot-v2.0:
The new tool can be used to check a Debian installation also against previously unknown rootkits. It has many improvements towards debcheckroot-v1.0:
Finally debcheckroot-v1.0 did no more work with current versions of Debian as Debian now uses xzip instead of gzip. The new program supports any of xzip, gzip and bz2 for compression of the data.tar.xz and the controls .tar.xz inside the .deb ar-archive. Files are merely unpacked in memory so debcheckroot keeps being quite efficient.
I would be happy to discuss the new release here or to assist anyone who wants to test the new tool!Regards,