support excludes in the sniffer test

Bug #575387 reported by seph
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chkrootkit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: chkrootkit

I run chkrootkit on most of my servers. This caused me to notice there's no way to exclude things from sniffer test. I cobbled this rather special perl filter together. It would probably be cleaner to patch ifpromisc.c, but I didn't want to muck with the command line arguments there, so I took the less invasive way.

This patch works for my test cases, though the output may have an extra comma if there's a partial match. Which would cause it to be reviewed by a human, and seemed acceptable to me.

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seph (seph) wrote :
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Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Which version are you using?


Changed in chkrootkit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
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seph (seph) wrote :


Chuck Short (zulcss)
Changed in chkrootkit (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at

Thanks in advance.

tags: added: patch patch-needsforwarding-upstream
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seph (seph) wrote :

I have emailed the authors.

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