Lynis Security Controls

MACF-6234 - SELinux status


This test compares the SELinux system configuration with the actual status.



How to solve

Differences between the actual status and system configuration may result in an unwanted outcome during the next reboot of the system. For that reason it is important to ensure SELinux is properly configured, and reflects the current status.

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