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Recommended update for package seccheck


(Last modified: 26NOV2002)

solutions Recommended update for package seccheck SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c9819b9b62fb8950cd40289da4fa1221)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: seccheck
Release: 20021126
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.



Problem description

this update fixes the following problems:
  • Seccheck would complain about the owner of home directories and dot files, even when owned by the correct user.
  • Daily sec check would incorrectly flag random home directories and dot files as owned by another user/group.
  • The sysconfig file contained a variable named SECCHCK_USER, but the script would use SECCHK_USER.
  • Prevent different seccheck scripts from stepping on each others' toes when using a local copy of /etc/passwd.
  • Stop warning about user and group names longer than 8 characters (32 is the legal maximum).
  • Stop warning about + and - lines in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.
  • The automatic generation of security reports is now controlled via /etc/sysconfig/seccheck.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh seccheck.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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