Lynis Security Controls
PKGS-7330 - Vulnerable Software Packages
When this Lynis control is triggered, vulnerable software packages have been found on the system.
How to solve
Apply any patches or upgrades of the available software packages. By looking in the log file or report file, the specific software packages can be detected. Together with the zypper tooling the related updates can be then installed.
- Audit SuSE with Zypper (Vulnerable package detection with Zypper)
- Available security updates with DNF (Show vulnerable packages with DNF package manager)
- Vulnerable packages on NetBSD (Using pkg_admin on NetBSD to detect vulnerable packages)
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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control PKGS-7330. 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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