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How To Install Security Updates On Oracle Linux Using YUM

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edited Jun 30, 2022 1:56PM in Linux

It is possible to use package management tools such as yum or dnf included in Oracle Linux to only install security updates, rather than applying all available updates to a system running Oracle Linux.

Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7:

Check if the yum-plugin-security is installed. If it isn't installed, install it with the following command:

# yum install yum-plugin-security

To install security updates, run the following:

# yum update --security

or

# yum update-minimal --security


Note

'yum update --security' will install the latest version of any package that includes a security update not already installed on the system. This is different to 'yum update-minimal --security'

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