Most Linux distributions allow multiple kernels to be installed at the same time. This is convenient to allow the running kernel to be untouched, while a new one is to be deployed. This new kernel is then activated upon the next system start.

This plugin test performs a check on the available amount of Linux kernel files. Too many kernels installed might be an indication of an issue with the package manager.

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This plugin test runs on the following operating systems: Debian, Mint Linux, Ubuntu

This test is only available to users of Lynis Enterprise, as it collects specific data to be used with the Enterprise version.