Why do /usr/lib/.libssl.so.1*.hmac file exist on my system ?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Mon Aug 16 04:21:27 UTC 2010

On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:16:10 +0530
steve <steve at lonetwin.net> wrote:


> Searching for suspicious files and dirs, it may take a while...
> /usr/lib/.libssl.so.1.0.0a.hmac /usr/lib/.libssl.so.10.hmac 
> /usr/lib/.libcrypto.so.10.hmac /usr/lib/.libcrypto.so.1.0.0a.hmac 
> /lib/.libgcrypt.so.11.hmac

Those are FIPS hmac files. They are shipped with the fedora packages
and do not indicate any tampering. 


> My question is why do this files exist and if they are valid, should
> this be a bug against chkrootkit to not show this up as a
> 'suspicious' file ?

Yes, it should I would think. 

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