Lynis Security Controls

KRNL-5830 - Required system reboot


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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Linux and Unix System Hardening

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


Lynis is a technical security audit tool for Unix flavors like Linux, macOS, AIX, Solaris, and *BSD. It is open source software and free to use. The project has an active community, including open development via GitHub.

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