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.
Installing Checksecurity in debian
#apt-get install Checksecurity
If you want to check manully type the following in you shell
By default Debian provides a
In order for this check to be made you must set CHECKSECURITY_DISABLE="FALSE" in
The default behavior does not send this information to the superuser but, instead keeps daily copies of the changes in