Script to install rkhunter on CentOS 6

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WriteBash - How to install rkhunter on CentOS 6? rkhunter is a small program for Unix / Linux has the ability to detect rootkits. This article will give you the script to install rkhunter on CentOS 6.

About the script

I wrote this script to simplify the installation of rkhunter on CentOS 6. Besides, this is also a fast archive source.

This script has 2 main parts:

  • Check if the current user is root. This script needs root user to install.
  • Install Rootkit Hunter, update database and system file properties.

Version installed:

  • OS: CentOS 6.9 (Final) 64 bit
  • Rootkit Hunter version 1.4.6

Use the script to install rkhunter on CentOS 6

Now, to use this script, you first need to download the script with the following command.

wget https://gitlab.com/Danny_Pham/WriteBash.com/raw/master/Install/08-Script_install_rkhunter_on_CentOS_6.sh -O /home/install.sh

You then grant the executable permission to the script.

chmod 700 /home/install.sh

And finally, execute the script.

bash /home/install.sh
script-to-install-rkhunter-on-centos-6-01 Script to install rkhunter on CentOS 6
Execute the script use to install rkhunter on CentOS 6.

Check the result

After the script completes the installation (may take a few minutes). You can use the following command to perform manual scanning rootkits.

rkhunter -c
script-to-install-rkhunter-on-centos-6-02 Script to install rkhunter on CentOS 6
Script complete install rkhunter.

If your installation is finished as image above, then you have successfully installed this software on CentOS 6. In the next article, I will give you a script that will scan rootkits with rkhunter automatically.

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