Lynis Security Controls
PKGS-7370 - Install debsums utility
Install the debsums utility for additional checks.
How to solve
By using the debsums utility, additional checks can be performed. While we discourage installing unneeded packages, this utility might be an useful addition for auditing your packages.
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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 PKGS-7370. 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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