checksecurity - basic system security checks

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Repository Ubuntu Main i386
Package filename checksecurity_2.0.14ubuntu1_all.deb
Package name checksecurity
Package version 2.0.14ubuntu1
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 18.92 KB
Installed size 184.00 KB
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
checksecurity_2.0.14ubuntu1_all.deb 2.0.14ubuntu1 all Ubuntu Main
checksecurity - - -


Name Value
anacron -
cron >= 3.0pl1-74
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
perl >= 5.8.0
util-linux >= 2.15~rc1-1


Name Value
lockfile-progs << 0.1.7


Name Value
cron -


Type URL
Binary Package checksecurity_2.0.14ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package checksecurity

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install checksecurity deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install checksecurity



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