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Package: checksecurity (2.0.13ubuntu2)

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Maintainer:

Please consider filing a bug or asking a question via Launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly.

Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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basic system security checks

Checksecurity does some very basic system security checks, such as looking for changes in which programs have setuid permissions, and that remote filesystems are not allowed to have runnable setuid programs.

Note that these are not to be considered in any way complete, and you should not rely on checksecurity to actually provide any useful information concerning the security or vulnerability of your system.

The lockfile-progs package is only a "Suggests" because of the poor way that dselect handles "Recommends", but I do strongly suggest that you install it; it prevents /etc/cron.daily/standard from running multiple times if something gets jammed.

Checksecurity was previously part of the cron package.

Other Packages Related to checksecurity

  • depends
  • recommends
  • suggests
  • enhances
  • dep: cron (>= 3.0pl1-74)
    process scheduling daemon
    also a virtual package provided by bcron-run
    or anacron
    cron-like program that doesn't go by time
  • dep: debconf (>= 0.5)
    Debian configuration management system
    or debconf-2.0
    virtual package provided by cdebconf, cdebconf-udeb, debconf
  • dep: perl (>= 5.8.0)
    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language
  • dep: util-linux (>= 2.15~rc1-1)
    Miscellaneous system utilities
  • sug: apt-watch
    Applet that monitors apt sources for upgrades (transitional package)
    or cron-apt
    automatic update of packages using apt-get
  • sug: fcron
    cron-like scheduler with extended capabilities
  • sug: lockfile-progs
    Programs for locking and unlocking files and mailboxes
  • sug: logcheck
    mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the administrator
  • sug: tiger
    Report system security vulnerabilities
  • sug: tripwire
    file and directory integrity checker
    or integrit
    A file integrity verification program
    or aide
    Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - static binary
    or samhain
    Data integrity and host intrusion alert system
    or fcheck
    IDS filesystem baseline integrity checker

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