To compile with support for this option, use the configure option
This module enables samhain to check for processes that are:
(a) hidden from ps, i.e. running processes that are not listed by ps,
(b) fake, i.e. listed by ps although they don't exist, and
(c) missing, i.e. processes that are required to run (as specified by the user), but are actually not running.
The module works by searching the complete range of possible PIDs for processes, and comparing the list of processes thus found against the output of ps. Note that the range of possible PIDs is OS-specific, and in general must be configured by the user (except for Linux, where it is determined automatically).
Threads (including kernel threads) may be detected as
ps must be called with
the proper argument such that threads are listed as well,
otherwise they will be reported as hidden. On Linux, this
is handled automatically by the code, for other operating
systems, you can use the configuration option
E.g. OpenBSD needs
|The ProcessCheckPSArg option|
Samhain expects that
the first numerical column is the PID. On Linux, the PID column
needs to be followed by the SPID (thread id).
I.e., on Linux ProcessCheckPSArg=
The OpenVZ virtualisation has one hidden process for
each visible process (within the container). If you run
samhain within an OpenVZ container, use
[ProcessCheck] # # Activate (default is on) # ProcessCheckActive = yes # The severity of reports: debug/info/notice/warn/err/crit/alert # (default is crit) # SeverityProcessCheck = crit # The PID range (default is 0 to 32767) # ProcessCheckMinPID = 0 ProcessCheckMaxPID = 32767 # The interval (in seconds) for process checks (default is 300 sec) # ProcessCheckInterval = 300 # Specify a process that is required to run. The argument # must be a POSIX regular expression that matches the # output of ps (samhain will check whether the PID in the # output of 'ps' actually runs). You can use this option # multiple times. Note that each matching substring in a line # from the 'ps' output is considered a successful match. # ProcessCheckExists = syslogd # The 'configure' script determines automatically # the location of 'ps' as well as whether it is # Posix or BSD style. Therefore, these options may # not be required. For 'ProcesscheckPSArg', note # that the first numerical column must be the PID, except on # Linux, where the format 'PID SPID ...' is expected # (spid = thread id), as shown by 'ps -eT' or 'ps -efT'. # # ProcessCheckPSPath = /usr/bin/ps # ProcessCheckPSArg = -e