Lynis Security Controls

PKGS-7388 - Security updates on Debian and others


This control tests for the presence of a security repository in the updates. On most Debian based systems this line is there by default, to allow the installation of security patches. When this line is not available, it might indicate that this system does not receive security patches. An alternative is that it uses a merged tree, in that case this control should be ignored for this particular system.



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