KRNL-5830 - Required system reboot

(Kernel)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control KRNL-5830 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

If this test shows up, a reboot of the system is required. Schedule down time for a reboot.

How to solve

Schedule a reboot of the system. See lynis.log for the related packages why a system has to be rebooted.

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